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ELD INSIGHTS

ELD Checklist: Get the Most Out of the Technology

Before you choose an Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solution or devices, review the ultimate ELD checklist.

This checklist includes the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMSA’s) regulations regarding the information ELDs must gather, required ELD features and functions, and other important factors to consider about the technology and provider.

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Driver Questions About ELD and How to Answer Them

As your drivers shift from using paper logbooks to Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), they will undoubtedly have many questions for you about the technology and how to use it along the way.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) website has provided guidance on the top questions managers of regulated fleets should expect to receive from their drivers to help you through this transition.

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ELD: Why Partner with a Telematics Provider?

Partnering with a Telematics provider that offers Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) can make the process of using this mandated technology much simpler and more effective.

Telematics providers are fleet experts. They are experienced in small to large-scale device implementations, their products will be continuously up-to-date with technical ELD requirements, and provide ELD-specific support.

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Looking for an ELD Loophole? Exceptions to the ELD Mandate

For businesses still looking for “an out” from the ELD mandate, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has outlined some exemptions and exceptions to their rule. Although these exceptions exist now, keep in mind that they will not exempt your fleet or drivers indefinitely.

According to the FMCSA’s guidelines, the following drivers will be exempt from using electronic logs.

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Vehicle-Installed ELD vs. BYOD: Which is Best for Your Business?

There are two main options to comply Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) or vehicle-installed ELD.

BYOD refers to companies or employees using their own smart devices and downloading a HOS app opposed to an HOS-dedicated device that is installed into the vehicle.

There are key differences that could sway your choice of which is right for your business.

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Switching from Paper Logbooks to ELD?

There are no official guidelines from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) about how to make the transition from paper logbooks to ELDs.

To help your team during this paradigm shift from paper logs, pick the right ELD provider that offers ample support to your team, ensure you and your drivers are trained to use the technology, and prepare your administrative team for how it will change how they operate on a day-to-day basis.

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ELD VIDEOS

What Happens When You are NOT ELD Compliant on December 19th?

What Happens When You Are NOT ELD Compliant on Dec 19th (ELDinfo.com)

4 Tips for a Successful ELD Deployment

4 Tips for a Successful ELD Deployment (ELDinfo.com)

ELD BLOGS

How Much Does ELD Cost?

The first question most fleet managers and owners have about the ELD mandate is, “how much does ELD cost?” The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) conducted a study to find out the costs associated with the mandated technology.

The FMCSA estimates the cost of an ELD is $495 per year or $41.25 per month per truck. ELD vendors range in cost from $165 to $832 per year.

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The Financial Consequences of Not Complying with ELD

The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate is now in effect. Simultaneously, we also know the financial consequences associated with failing to comply with the regulations.

The penalty for not having an electronic driver logbook solution in place by the compliance date will range from $1,100 (administrative minimum) to $11,000 (statutory maximum).

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Why Does Electronic Logging Support Matter?

There are many aspects to an ELD implementation including installations, training, and maintaining electronic logs.

That’s why it’s crucial to make sure you have two different layers of support. The first comes from your electronic logging provider. The second is a point person in your organization that can help answer questions.

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The Consequences of Not Implementing ELD

If your vehicles are found to be operating outside the new ELD regulations, your business is subject to penalties that range from receiving large fines to having your vehicles placed out of service.

Keep in mind as you read about the consequences of not implementing an ELD system that GPS Insight is here to work with you to streamline the implementation process.

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