New guide: everything you need to know about ELD compliance

New guide: everything you need to know about ELD compliance

The whats, whys, and wherefores of electronic logging devices can be as complex as they are overwhelming. Between mandated rules, FMCSA regulations, and the daily dynamics of fleet operations, the importance of proper ELD operation can get lost in the shuffle.

For example, you already know that an ELD monitors the driver’s driving time and Hours of Service (HOS) compliance, among other pertinent data, allowing for more accurate and easier recordkeeping and fleet management. But did you know that to ensure compliance with the U.S. ELD mandate, ELDs must be FMCSA-registered and self-certified? If not, ELD users remain non-compliant even if the device is installed in your trucks.

There are dozens of other advantages of having an ELD that can directly benefit your business. According to the FMCSA, fleets save an estimated $2.44 billion in clerical work alone, including a whopping $1.88 billion worth of valuable time saved by eliminating paper logbooks. Fleets are also able to increase fuel efficiency and profitability while, most importantly, reducing high-risk driving behavior among their drivers.

While these are just a few of the benefits of having an ELD, the “devil is in the details.” This is where the KeepTruckin ELD guide comes in. The guide is a compilation of everything you need to know to stay compliant, safe, and more.

The KeepTruckin ELD Guide

The new guide includes everything from the basic “What the heck is an ELD?” to “Where can I get one of these?” and every critical detail in between. Each section details use cases and examples, and demonstrates how your fleet can improve efficiencies.

Here are some of the topics covered:

  • The inner workings and benefits of an ELD
  • ELD mandates, compliance requirements, and exemptions
  • How to choose an ELD service provider
  • What ELD violations and fines exist
  • How to operate and repair an ELD, and more

Get access to the KeepTruckin ELD guide here.

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Rahal Tuoti

Rahal Tuoti is a writer, creative, and marketing strategist based in Arizona. I’ve spent the last 10 years building readership and engagement for brands across industries including technology, sports, legal, and creative fields.

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