ELDs – Time to Comply

OOIDA claims ELDs aren't any more effective at preventing crashes than paper logs. Photo: Roehl


OOIDA Vows to Continue Fight Against Mandatory ELDs

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association says it’s not giving up on its battle against mandatory electronic logging devices, despite its failure to get the Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of the ELD mandate that goes into effect this December.

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a challenge to the ELD mandate. Photo: Public domain


Supreme Court Denies Petition to Hear ELD Challenge

Those who were waiting to adopt electronic logging devices hoping the Supreme Court would overturn the ELD mandate as unconstitutional will be disappointed to learn the court has rejected the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's petition.

Image via FMCSA


FMCSA to Hold Live ELD Q&A Sessions in July

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that in July, it will hold two live question-and-answer sessions about electronic logging devices.

Photo: ERoad


Public Meeting to Discuss ELD Technical Specifications

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced it will hold a public meeting May 9 to discuss technical specifications for electronic logging devices that are scheduled to become mandatory for trucking fleets this December.

One ELD provider, Eroad, is using a third-party verification program to help give customers peace of mind. Photo: Eroad


ELD Certification: What Does it Really Mean?

Motor carriers beware: FMCSA does NOT “certify” ELDs. What you need to understand about the electronic logging device mandate's "self-certification" process and how to help make sure you have a compliant device.

Deborah Lockridge


Commentary: Separating Electronic Logs and Hours of Service

The underlying issue for many fleets really isn’t so much the notion of using an electronic device to track driver hours — it is the hours of service regulations themselves.


14 Things You Need to Know Before ELDs Become Mandatory

Come Dec. 17, the paper logbooks that truck drivers have been required to use to track their hours of work and rest since the 1930s will be history for interstate trucking operations. Here are 14 things you need to know before that day arrives.

Photos: Best Yet Express


California Carrier Builds Own ELD

California carrier Best Yet Express decided to develop its own ELD system, which would go beyond the ELD mandate that kicks in this December and become a true productivity tool.


OOIDA Denied Rehearing on ELD Mandate Lawsuit

The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association has been denied a rehearing of a court decision in its lawsuit against the federal electronic logging device mandate, OODIA announced on Jan. 12.


OOIDA Wants Rehearing on ELD Mandate Lawsuit

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association wants the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit to rehear a court decision regarding its lawsuit against the ELD mandate.

What Law Enforcement is Looking for and How to Avoid Being Cited
Do you know what officers are looking for during ELD inspections? Download this guide to learn what to expect at roadside and how to avoid costly citations.
Choosing an ELD Solution: What to Ask
Do you know what to look for in an ELD? Learn the top features and functions so you can make the right choice for the long run.
5 Traps to Avoid When Choosing an ELD
The ELD Mandate has passed, but it’s not too late to find a compliant solution that also makes your fleet more competitive and productive. Here are five traps to avoid when considering a provider.
The ELD Rule: Time to Comply
HDT's editors endeavored to find answers to the most common questions that arise, from the basics to the most minute details.

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