Questions? Feedback? powered by Olark live chat software
Hours-of-service compliance has improved significantly after ELD mandate

Hours-of-service compliance has improved significantly after ELD mandate

The primary purpose of the ELD mandate is to improve hours-of-service compliance and increase road safety.

How effective has it been so far?

Recent data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reveals that hours-of-service compliance has improved significantly after ELD mandate. In July and August 2017, before the implementation of the ELD mandate, up to 1.36 percent of driver inspections had at least one HOS violation. That number has gradually decreased ever since.

In January 2018, the HOS violation ratio dropped to 0.83%. In May 2018, after full enforcement of the ELD mandate, it dropped even further to just 0.64%.

The following infographic shows the trend over a span of 12 months.

Infographic - Fewer Hours-of-Service violations after ELD implementation

Apart from hours-of-service violations, drivers also need to be aware of ELD violations. On April 1, 2018, full enforcement of the mandate began, which means that ELD violations now affect a carrier’s CSA score. There are 22 ELD-related violations that affect the SMS scores.

ELDs also have several benefits other than compliance. For instance, ELDs provide valuable data to fleet managers that they can use to improve their operations, increase road safety, and minimize expenses. For more information on how to leverage ELD data, read the power of ELD data for fleet managers.

Try KeepTruckin

If you are still without an ELD, give KeepTruckin a try.

The KeepTruckin ELD is FMCSA-compliant, feature-rich, and starts at just $20 per month with no additional charges. Over 500,000 drivers and 40,000 fleets use and trust KeepTruckin for their compliance, regulatory, and fleet management needs.

If you are using another ELD solution but want to switch to KeepTruckin, avail our buyout offer.

Give us a call at 855-434-ELOG or send us an email at if you have any questions about the KeepTruckin ELD. Our 24/7 active customer team is always available to help you.


Hunbbel Meer

Hunbbel covers industry trends as a writer and researcher for KeepTruckin. His goal is to help fleets understand how to use KeepTruckin's products and features so they can improve safety, efficiency, and compliance.