GotQuestions? ELDs and Telematics

Q. What is an ELD?

June 6, 2017

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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).

As defined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is a selfpropelled or towed motor vehicle used on a highway for interstate commerce, transporting passengers or property, and meeting certain criteria for weight and design or use.

The ELD facilitates considerably more accurate recording of all driver activity by providing “snapshots” of the vehicle’s location throughout the driver’s day. ELDs automatically record driving time and monitor information such as location, engine hours, vehicle movement, and miles driven.

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Scott Sutarik is the Business Development, OEM Sales Manager at Geotab Inc. He has extensive experience within the truck manufacturing industry, specializing in medium duty and heavy duty trucks. He previously worked in sales and marketing at Navistar Inc. where he supported over 700 dealerships, worked with suppliers and telematics providers, and managed the OnCommand Connection Program. With his expertise in telematics, regulatory compliance, engine diagnostics, and alternative fueled vehicles, Scott provides training and works with Geotab's partners to develop leading-edge fleet management solutions for the trucking industry.


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