All Pedigree Technologies posts related to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) electronic logging device (ELD) mandate.

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Avoiding the ELD Traffic Jam

As you well know, the FMCSA Mandate requiring all fleets that currently keep Hours of Service (HOS) records to have an approved AOBRD or Electronic Logging Device (ELD) system in place by December of 2017.

That may sound like plenty of time to make sure your fleet will be compliant with the new regulations. Unfortunately, its not that simple. In short, there are too many vehicles and too few reputable ELD providers. Before the deadline arrives, there will be a traffic jam.

Here Are The Facts:

That means that 104,000 AOBRDs/ELDs need to be implemented monthly to meet the Compliance Date – That’s 3,500 per day, or one every 23 seconds!
But here’s the issue: There are only about 5 AOBRD/ELD Providers which have been providing an ELD solution for 3+ years.

Millions of trucks headed
straight for a bottleneck.

There simply are not enough reputable AOBRD/ELD providers to meet demand created by the mandate. Simply put, some fleets will get caught in the traffic jam and find themselves not in compliance with the mandate when the deadline comes. Don’t let your fleet get caught in the bottleneck! Start the process now and get on the road ahead of the competition.


Here’s how to avoid the impending ELD Traffic Jam:

1) Learn more about our ELD Ready solution as you research potential ELD providers. 

2) Download our ELD Buyer’s Guide to help you along in the process.

3) When you’re ready, schedule a demo with one of our compliance experts. They will guide you through what you need to know about the mandate and help you choose, implement, and utilize ELDs for maximum effectiveness.

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Buyer Beware: FMCSA’s ‘Registered ELD’ List Doesn’t Guarantee Compliance

Buyer Beware! There have been some early additions to the list of registered ELDs on the FMCSA’s website. However, as Overdrive Magazine has pointed out, inclusion on this list does not guarantee that these devices will be compliant with the new mandate. Buyers should proceed very cautiously when evaluating some of the little known companies listed.

Even though the mandate requires that companies choose a solution that is listed in this registry to show that it has been approved by the FMCSA, the registry itself states that “These devices are self-certified by the manufacturer and not by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.”

As the Overdrive article indicates, this leaves the door wide open for over-confident or opportunistic manufacturers to add their devices to the list. Those who assume that their presence on the registry means that they are in compliance with the FMCSA mandate will be left scrambling when they find out otherwise.

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The FMCSA Mandate Requiring ELDs Has Gone Into Effect

The FMCSA Mandate which requires electronic logging devices (ELDs) by drivers currently required to prepare HOS records of duty status (RODS) has launched.

From the FMCSA Website:

The Electronic Logging Devices and Hours-of-Service Supporting Documents Rule (ELD Rule) is intended to make it easier and faster to accurately track, manage, and share records of duty status (RODS) data.

The rule applies to most carriers and drivers who are required to maintain RODS.

The ELD Rule:

  • Specifies who is covered by the rule and the rule’s exceptions.
  • Includes a phased implementation timeline to give carriers and drivers time to comply.
  • Simplifies the requirements for retaining supporting documents to verify time.
  • Includes procedural changes to address driver harassment by a motor carrier.
  • Prohibits ELDs from certain operations in order to limit driver harassment by a motor carrier.
  • Provides for ELDs to be certified and then listed on an FMCSA website:
  • Includes technical specifications to ensure ELDs are standardized and compliant.
  • Includes provisions to help prevent data tampering and harassment of drivers.
  • Creates standard data displays and data transfer processes, making it easier to demonstrate compliance and faster to share RODS with safety officials.

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