An electronic logging device (ELD) is critical for many businesses to stay in compliance with federal regulations. Let's dive into what you should know about an ELD.
An ELD connects to a vehicle's engine to record driving hours. It has a screen for drivers to see their status, as well as the ability to print hour logs for Department of Transportation (DOT) inspectors.
The Department of Transportation requires you have an ELD if you're a commercial driver who has to prepare hours-of-service (HOS) records of duty status (RODS). Previously, paper logs were used to record service activity. The goal of an ELD is to make this tedious process more accurate and automated.
The ELD rule:
Here are some exceptions to the ELD rule:
You may hear about devices called Automatic On-Board Recorders or Electronic On-Board Recorders. These terms can often be used interchangeably with "ELD," but there are specific differences.
These differences matter when it comes to the ELD rule. So, make sure your device complies with the FMCSA ELD requirements.
Unfortunately, no. MileIQ currently doesn't satisfy the requirements of an ELD.