Electronic Logging Device

Hardware designed to automatically log driving hours

The Digital Solution For Driver Safety & Compliance

An electronic logging device (ELD) is a component designed to automatically log driving time in commercial motor vehicles (CMV).

According to the ELD rule mandate set out by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA), commercial motor vehicles in both the USA and Canada must be fitted with Electronic Logging Devices to comply with road safety regulations. The mandate requires that commercial fleet drivers move away from paper logbooks, which are prone to human error.

ELDs provide assistance in enforcing the HOS rule, ensuring that drivers have appropriate working hours and rest periods to mitigate fatigue on the road. With accurate digital logs, fleet operators can also better manage operational costs and driver safety.


What is ELD The Compliance Mandate?

The ELD rule mandate was first instituted by the FMCSA in the United States and came into effect on December 18, 2017. In Canada, the CCMTA began enforcing the mandate on January 1, 2023. To become ELD compliance commercial truck drivers are required to log Hours of Service (HOS) electronically using compliant ELDs in place of paper logbooks.

Though the mandates are similar in both regions, there are a few differences between the two.

The ELD mandate in the United States requires all interstate CMVs to comply, this includes trucks and buses. The ELD mandate in Canada, however, requires all federally regulated CMVs to comply, including CMVs that operate across international borders.

Technical requirements and exemptions

The Benefits Of Eld

With the ELD mandate in place, fleet operators benefit from:

Reduced Paperwork

By not having to manually record HOS in paper logbooks, paperwork is significantly reduced, saving drivers valuable time versus paper logs.

Better Planning Capability

With automatic, real-time logs, fleet managers are kept in the loop at all times about a driver’s status, allowing for better planning.

Lowered Crash Rates

Digital logs allow for more accurate fleet management, lowering crash rates and preventable crashes from fatigue.

Compliance Made Easy

By utilizing digital tools, drivers and businesses have the opportunity to take advantage of other electronic compliance solutions related to IFTA, DVIR, and annual inspections.

Choose MiX Hours of Service

MiX Hours of Service is a fully compliant ELD solution for fleet management across various industries. Registered with the FMCSA and CCMTA, our ELD meets performance, design, and technical specifications:
  • Our ELDs are integrally connected to a vehicle’s ECM (engine computer module), so our entire system is secure and tamper-resistant.
  • Location data is captured at ignition, when the engine is switched off, every time the vehicle moves, and at least every hour as regulated.
  • Our ELDs are connected and synced to a vehicle’s engine.
  • As each driver’s daily duty status changes, the information is updated and displayed in a graph/grid format.
  • Any malfunctions or errors within the HOS system itself are detected and recorded automatically.
  • Data can be transferred to the necessary enforcement officers via USB.

    Key features of MiX Hours of Service Device

    With MiX Hours of Service, fleet operators benefit from:
    • Improved dispatching decisions
      Improved dispatching decisions
    • Reduced out-of-service impacts
      Reduced out-of-service impacts
    • Optimized driver scheduling
      Optimized driver scheduling
    • Minimized driver entry, form, and manner errors
      Minimized driver entry, form, and manner errors
    • Real-time insight into available HOS
      Real-time insight into available HOS

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