Definition and general topic glossary giving a brief overview of common industry, operational, compliance questions.

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What is an ELD and what is Electronic Logging?

Although they have been a hot topic in the technology field for the last couple years, some people are still wondering what exactly an electronic logging device is. An electronic logging device, or ELD, is an in-cab device that records critical data on vehicle movement, vehicle status and driver status. Data is collected on hours of service (HOS), engine runtime and idle time and vehicle reports are shared to a web-based counterpart in the home office.

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How can you use logging devices?

By now you have probably heard all about the new HOS regulations that went into effect this past summer, so staying compliant is more important than ever. The most common use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) is to track HOS. In the past, many companies have completed this process by only using paper logs.

This was not only time-consuming for the drivers, but also for the office staff that had to review them and enter the hours into a database. The ELDs automatically send all driver information to the database where it can easily be reviewed and processed on the computer.

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