An electronic logging device (ELD) is electronic hardware that is attached to a commercial motor vehicle engine to record driving hours. The driving hours of commercial drivers (truck and bus drivers) are regulated by a set of rules known as the hours of service (HOS). The Commercial Vehicle Driver Hours of Service Regulations vary in Canada and the United States.

An ELD monitors a vehicle’s engine to capture data on whether the engine is running, whether the vehicle is moving, miles were driven, and duration of engine operation.

Previously, paper logs or electronic on-board recorders (EOBR) were used for hours-of-service tracking. Even though an electronic on-board recorder (EOBR)-style log improves the accuracy of the data, the lack of a consistent data format meant that the logs needed to be regenerated to an equivalent “paper” format for review and enforcement. The Record of Duty Status (RODS) definition within the ELD legislation defines a consistent format for enforcement personnel to review, so the ELD Mandate was created.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced the Final Rule of the ELD mandate, and the ELD rule being implemented in several phases with a compliance date of December 18, 2017. Fleets have until December 2017 to implement certified ELDs to record HOS. Fleets already equipped with electronic logging technology will have until December 2019 to ensure compliance with the published specifications.


Compliance with Telematics

Safety and compliance are high priorities for drivers and Fleet Managers. Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations work to keep fatigued drivers off public roadways by placing driver limits for when and how long drivers should be on the road. This reduces crashes, injuries, and fatalities related to operating commercial motor vehicles. Failure to comply can result in heavy fines, loss of license, or a fleet being stripped of its operating authority.

Mobile Driver Log Features

  • Paperless log management, reducing errors associated with manual entry

  • Driver availability is automatically calculated according to the FMCSA rules

  • Drivers can move from vehicle to vehicle and still have their logs available

  • Log history supports roadside inspection

Electronic Driver Log Reports

  • Availability report

  • Device failure report

  • Driver logs

  • Internal audit reports

  • Log edit report

  • Print multiple logs

  • Violations report

Driver Inspection Reporting (DVIR)

  • Immediately view vehicle and trailer reports

  • Real-time data availability allows for earlier defect resolution

  • Automation significantly reduces paperwork and allows for electronic storage

  • Can easily view, edit and print reports