Effective as of today, truckers who use paper log books will need to have a FMCSA approved ELD installed in their truck. Failure to comply with the electronic log mandate results in high fines or in mandatory shut down of businesses.
It is in the best interest of all truckers to be informed and prepared. Doing so will save time and money. With so many ELD options out there, how do you know you are selecting a reliable ELD? Here are some ELD key things to know before choosing an ELD.
ELD Key Things to Know
Registered FMCSA ELDs are self certified by the manufacturer. Self certification means an ELD manufacturer completed the ELD FMCSA registration with the absence of any reviewal by the FMCSA. Therefore, not all certified ELDs are created the same. It is up to the consumer to determine if the ELD is compliant.
In your ELD search, the most important thing to look for is that the ELD is compliant. A compliant electronic logging device is one that meets all FMCSA guidelines.
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Written by Yesenia Carrillo