Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate & Compliance for Interstate Truckers and Bus Drivers

Drivers Safety Log

Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate & Compliance: What you need to know.
By December 18, 2017, all qualified drivers must log records of duty status (“RODS”) electronically.

What is the electronic logging device (ELD) rule?
The ELD Rule was recently published by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration). It is part of an initiative to improve safety on the road, while insuring drivers keep total control over their own Hours of Service (HOS) records.

Does the ELD rule apply to me?
The ELD Rule applies to commercial interstate truckers and bus drivers who meet the requirements based on weight or activity to record duty status information.

How much will it cost my fleet to be compliant?
Cost and pricing model will vary by provider, depending on which components are included in an ongoing subscription and which components you own outright.
FMCSA had issued regulations that go into effect on 12/18/2017 requiring all commercial vehicles to be equipped with an Electronic Logging Device (ELD).

Trimble is pleased to have the opportunity to offer you a fully compliant solution called Field Master Logs.
As you prepare for this deadline, we want to take this opportunity to give you the information you need to help with this decision.  Our solution is built around the need to have a solution that is easy for the drivers to interact with as well as provide all of the back end functionality you need to remain compliant with all DOT regulations.

Trimble provides an all-inclusive solution that includes:

  • All hardware required
  • All installation required
  • We manage the connection with the carrier so you don’t have to
  • We provide a full replacement warranty for the term of your agreement
  • We provide training and support to ensure you get the most of your solution
  • We provide all of this through a local dealer which will give you local support from someone you can trust to be there when you need them.

Contact Kevin Cormier at NEI for more information:


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