GotQuestions? ELDs and Telematics

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Q. Are there any vehicle exemptions under the ELD Mandate?

August 25, 2017

A. Vehicles with an engine model year before 2000

Tags: Geotab, ELDs

Author: Scott Sutarik | Posted @ Friday, August 25, 2017 12:09 PM | » Comments(0)

Q. What information will ELDs be required to collect?

August 25, 2017

A. ELDs are required to record the following data elements

Tags: Geotab, ELDs

Author: Scott Sutarik | Posted @ Friday, August 25, 2017 11:55 AM | » Comments(0)

Q. How can telematics be used to improve driver behavior?

August 25, 2017

A. By monitoring a driver’s behavior in near real-time fleet managers can identify

Tags: Drivers, Geotab, ELDs

Author: Scott Sutarik | Posted @ Friday, August 25, 2017 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Q. What are the record retention requirements with ELDs?

August 3, 2017

A. As part of its Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has established rules covering retention of record of duty status (RODS) data...

Tags: Geotab, ELDs

Author: Scott Sutarik | Posted @ Thursday, August 3, 2017 3:21 PM | » Comments(0)

Q. Can I still run paper logs on a ‘99 or older truck?

July 18, 2017

A. In short, 1999 and older vehicles will continue to be able...

Tags: ELDs

Author: Scott Sutarik | Posted @ Tuesday, July 18, 2017 8:05 AM | » Comments(0)

Q. What is an ELD?

June 6, 2017

A. ELD = Electronic Logging Device An electronic logging device (ELD) is a device that attaches to a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) to synchronize with the engine and record Hours of Service (HOS)...

Tags: Regulations, Geotab, ELDs

Author: Scott Sutarik | Posted @ Tuesday, June 6, 2017 2:08 PM | » Comments(0)

Q. What is being done to prevent drivers from being harassed into committing an HOS violation?

June 6, 2017

A. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has included provisions protecting drivers using electronic logging devices (ELDs) from being harassed into violating Hours of Service (HOS) regulations...

Tags: Drivers, Regulations, Geotab, ELDs

Author: Scott Sutarik | Posted @ Tuesday, June 6, 2017 1:59 PM | » Comments(0)

Q. How does a driver edit or annotate a record?

June 6, 2017

A. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provides specific details on editing and annotating electronic logging device (ELD) records. The FMCSA defines an edit as a change to the ELD record that does not overwrite the original record...

Tags: Drivers, Regulations, Geotab, ELDs

Author: Scott Sutarik | Posted @ Tuesday, June 6, 2017 1:56 PM | » Comments(0)

Q. I have an AOBRD, why do I need an ELD?

May 2, 2017

A. Technically you do not need to switch your automatic onboard recording device (AOBRD) to an electronic logging device (ELD) until December 16, 2019. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), trucks equipped with AOBRDs that meet the requirements of CFR 395.15 have two additional years to meet the ELD rule.

Tags: Geotab, ELDs, AOBRD

Author: Scott Sutarik | Posted @ Tuesday, May 2, 2017 10:38 AM | » Comments(0)

Q. What does a driver need to do if his/her ELD malfunctions?

May 2, 2017

A. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) offers clear directions on what needs to be done in case an electronic logging device (ELD) malfunctions. First, the driver must note the fact that the ELD malfunctioned...

Tags: Regulations, Equipment, Geotab, ELDs

Author: Scott Sutarik | Posted @ Tuesday, May 2, 2017 10:35 AM | » Comments(0)

Q. What will happen during a roadside inspection when I have an ELD instead of a paper log?

May 2, 2017

A. Drivers are not the only ones who will have to adjust to ELDs. Law enforcement officials will need to be trained as well. Given the variety of automated onboard recording devices...

Tags: Telematics, Training, Geotab, ELDs

Author: Scott Sutarik | Posted @ Tuesday, May 2, 2017 10:27 AM | » Comments(0)

Q. I’ve heard there may be productivity losses with ELDs. Is this true, and, if so, what can I do to overcome them?

March 23, 2017

A. Experts say that fleets will likely see a drop in productivity when transitioning from paper logs to ELDs. This can be chalked up to the expected learning curve when adapting to a new technology.

Tags: Productivity, ELDs, Got Questions

Author: Scott Sutarik | Posted @ Thursday, March 23, 2017 3:09 PM | » Comments(0)

Q. How much and what kind of training will I need to provide my drivers so they can use ELDs properly?

March 23, 2017

A. As with any new technology or process that you introduce, there will be a transition and training period. The great news is that you can begin equipping some of your trucks with ELDs now, letting your business and drivers become familiar with them well ahead of the deadline.

Tags: ELDs, Got Questions

Author: Scott Sutarik | Posted @ Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:41 PM | » Comments(0)

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