Two years ago the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) pushed out the ELD Mandate which referred to rules surrounding electronic logging devices and now the deadline to get into compliance is here.
Background of the ELD Mandate – The ELD Mandate stems from a bill passed in 2012 called the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” bill, also known as MAP-21. Included in this bill was a provision requiring the FMCSA to develop a rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs). The details were not released until December, 2015.
What the ELD Mandate Requires – The requirement entails using an electronic logging device (ELD) to keep an electronic record a driver’s activity. The FMCSA refers to this as the Record of Duty Status (RODS), which replaces the paper logbook some drivers currently use to record their compliance with Hours of Service (HOS) requirements.
What You Should Note About Compliance Deadlines – The deadline for trucking companies that are affected were given until December 2017 to comply, although fleets already equipped with electronic logging technology will have until December 2019 to ensure compliance with the published specifications.
Wiers Fleet Partners has decades of experience consulting trucking businesses on the latest compliance requirements as well as offering the latest tech tools to help those businesses stay operational and profitable. You can count on us to help you determine how this rule may or may not apply to your business and assist you in compliance with the ELD requirements as well as many more service.
Benefits of Working with Wiers Fleet Partners to Implement an ELD Mandate-compliant solution:
Wiers specializes in assisting trucking companies of all sizes implement the powerful and affordable technology of Telematics. Use Telematics to meet the requirements of the ELD requirements and help your business run smoothly at the same time, with features like:
- Eliminate time wasting and potential for mistakes that handwritten logs can create.
- Get real-time updates for weather and roadway conditions.
- Create digital reports that are comprehensive and easy to access when needed.
- Ensure 100% compliance with the ELD mandate.
Contact the pros at Wiers Fleet Partners today to make sure you’re ready for the ELD mandate compliance deadline. Whether you have one truck or a fleet of hundreds, we’re here to help. For over five decades, we’ve been providing superior service, sales and more to help keep our customers’ fleet optimized and running smooth.