ELD rule implementation is only two months away! How will you choose from fifty plus available FMCSA registered ELD solutions?
ELD RULE CREATES DEVICE CHOICE CONFUSION
You are invited to scroll through my YouTube channel. You will find authorized and approved ELD providers on my home page. As you do, think about the key components that make a compliant ELD Device.
- The device is registered with the FMCSA
- The ELD comes with clear instructions and customer support.
- It complies with telematic or local transfer requirements.
- The device can be easily viewed from outside the cab of your truck.
ELD RULE VIDEO FOR GETTING STARTED
With this video, I can help get you started. These are the nuts and bolts of what’s happening right now. According to the ELD Mandate Rule, everyone is subject to the ELD Rule on December 18th 2017 – unless you already have an AOBRD.
Don’t buy an ELD device that is not on the registered list with the FMCSA. Otherwise, your eLog will be rejected if you get inspected. Also, know how to use your device. Furthermore, read the manual and have available support. Choose a different ELD provider if no one can help you. In addition, make sure your ELD device is capable of either telematic data transfer or local transfer.
Telematic is data sent by email or other web services. Local data transfer is by USB or Bluetooth. Hence, if it cannot be shared electronically with a DOT officer during inspection, a printable alternative does fit within the rules of compliance. But one of these options must be available or you will be found in violation. Plus, the DOT officer has to be able to view your ELD device without entering the cab of your truck. No exceptions.
KNOW THE ELD RULES!
You know your HOS rules. Therefore, you follow them. ELD is no different. Visit the FMCSA website and learn the regulations. In conclusion, be familiar with what DOT officers will expect from you. And know that if you have an FMCSA registered ELD device and you follow the rules, you will be that much further ahead of your competition when Spring 2018 really counts.