Are you finding it hard to keep track of all the new changes that are coming with the new ELD mandate? VTS is here to provide some assistance for the FMCSA mandate on December 18, 2017.

Some acronyms you should know:

FMSCA: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
CDL: Commercial Driver’s License
AOBRD: Automatic On-Board Recording Device: an electronic device that meets requirements instead of paper logbooks
EOBR: Electric On-Board Recorder: a device that stores electronic logging applications
ELD: Electronic Logging Device: the term used to describe the systems in the new mandate; they sync with a fleet’s engine to track power and motion status, miles driven and engine hours, while AOBRDs and EOBRs do not
HoS: Hours of Service

The Numbers:

You must comply with HoS regulations in interstate commerce if:

  • The vehicle is 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is used to transport 16 or more passengers not for compensation
  • Is used to transport 9 or more passengers for compensation
  • Is used for transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placard

An ELD Must:

1. Connect to the truck’s engine to record if the truck is in motion.

2. Allow the driver to log in and select on-duty, off-duty, or on-duty not driving; drive segments must be automatically selected based on vehicle movement.

3. Graphically display a Record of Duty status, so a driver can quickly see hours in a day.

4. Provide data in a format that’s standardized and can be transmitted to law enforcement in several prescribed ways, such as wireless web services, USB, or Bluetooth 2.0.

5. Be provider-certified that the device meets the proper specifications.

 Are you looking for an ELD solution? At Vehicle Tracking Solutions, we offer a solution to the new ELD mandate and more.

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