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As of Dec. 17, most motor carriers are required by federal law to use electronic logging devices, or ELDs, to track truck driver hours of service. Whether you’ve waited until the last minute to flip the switch or you’re already running ELDs, here are some things you need to keep in mind to avoid citations, bad CSA scores, or unsatisfactory safety ratings.

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No 'Soft Enforcement' for Dec. 17 ELD Deadline: CVSA

Time is almost finally up: All motor carriers and truck drivers subject to the electronic logging device rule must use an electronic logging device starting on Dec. 17. Don't expect any "soft enforcement."

ELDs: The Final Countdown

A special downloadable supplement by the editorial staff of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, "ELDs: The Final Countdown," offers in-depth information on managing the ELD-to-AOBRD transition and getting the most out of electronic logging devices.

How to Choose the Right ELD Before the AOBRD Sunset

For regulated fleets that are currently using AOBRDs, the transition to an ELD is a big, necessary step that shouldn’t be taken lightly. There are the four steps you need to take to successfully make the transition.

ELDs and AOBRDs During Roadside Inspections [Video]

When it comes to electronic logs, what happens during a roadside inspection? Get some insight from this CVSA video outlining what inspectors need to do at roadside when checking driver hours of service records on AOBRD or ELD systems.

ELD Lessons Learned So Far, Part 3: Back Office

When it comes to managing electronic logging devices in the back office, “Obviously, the big thing is to monitor for violations,” according to Annette Sandberg, CEO of TransSafe Consulting and a former administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Truck Drivers Operating Without ELD May Now be Put Out of Service

Now that the April 1 "hard enforcement" deadline has passed on the electronic logging device mandate, property-carrying commercial motor vehicle drivers operating their vehicle without a required registered electronic logging device or a grandfathered automatic on-board recording device will be placed out of service for 10 hours, according to CVSA.