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The ELD Mandate timeline
A timeline of events leading up to 16 December 2019, when drivers of commercial motor vehicles and for-hire private motor carriers will be required to have installed and be using an FMCSA-compliant Electronic Logging Device (ELD).
ELD: Just the facts
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All about MiX’s ELD solution
ELDs fitted by MiX Telematics as part of our Hours of Service solution are registered with the FMCSA and fully compliant with their specifications in terms of performance, design and technical specifications.

ELD Reasons to move now

08 Jul 2016

You may think that the FMCSA's ELD Mandate December 2019 final deadline is a long way off and that you still have plenty of time to comply.

But upgrading your current systems or installing entirely new ELD systems isn't necessarily going to be a quick process, especially if you're managing an incredibly large fleet. This is why it's essential to start planning what you need to do to comply with the ELD Final Rule as soon as you can.

The first thing you need to do is familiarize yourself with the ELD Mandate timeline and what compliance will involve. You can do this by reading our earlier blog post: ELD Timeline explained

Understand that there will be a lot of operational changes that come with ELD compliance, so don't wait until the last minute to research exactly what devices will suit your fleet's needs and make sure you leave enough time to adequately train drivers and dispatchers on how to use these systems. Make sure you choose an ELD supplier that has been recommended by the FMCSA so that you don't end up spending a fortune on electronic logging devices that don't meet the requirements set out in the ELD Mandate Final Rule.

  • Glossary

    Automatic On Board Recording Device (AOBRD)

    An Automatic On Board Recording Device (AOBRD), is a term used to describe a device installed in a vehicle to log driving hours. Although still used, the term is being phased out to make way for FMCSA-compliant Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) as mandated in the ELD Final Rule.
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    Commercial motor vehicle (CMV)

    A commercial motor vehicle, or CMV, is a vehicle that is used for business purposes or interstate commerce and meets at least one of the following criteria: weighs more than 10,000 pounds, has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds, transports 16 or more passengers not for compensation or nine or more passengers for compensation, or transports hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards.
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    Duty status

    Also called Record of Duty status or driver log, duty status is the document used by a driver to record his/her driving time.
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    Driver log

    See ‘Duty status’.
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    Electronic logbooks (e-Logs)

    Short for electronic logbooks, which are records of driving hours that are captured and stored electronically using an on-board recording device.
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    Electronic Logging Device (ELD)

    An Electronic Logging Device, or ELD for short, is a device designed to automatically record a driver’s driving time and other aspects relating to Hours of Service (HOS) compliance. The device does this by monitoring a vehicle’s engine and traveling time.

Besides getting a head start on compliance, early adoption of ELD technology will give your business early access to all the benefits of electronic logging devices. If chosen in conjunction with a fleet management system, these benefits will include improving driver safety and saving on fuel costs to reducing maintenance costs and avoiding breakdowns.

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