ELD Basics

What happens if you unplug your ELD?

Disconnecting your ELDs may result in ELD rule violations. An ELD disconnection may also tamper with important data that fleet administrators and dispatchers need to make data-driven business decisions, dispatch decisions, IFTA reporting, etc.

Elog devices also help drivers with Hours of Service (HOS) compliance, and disconnecting ELDs may also pose a safety risk. If you have to unplug your ELD system for any reason, continue preparing handwritten logs until your ELD starts working again. Note: You can’t manually record HOS on a paper log for more than eight days after the malfunction.