ELDs for beginners

First of all, let’s cover some basic facts about ELDs.

What is an ELD?

ELD stands for Electronic Logging Device. The acronym is the current description for a device that …
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ELD Mandate 2015 – What you need to know
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ELD Mandate 2015 – What you need to know

The Electronic Logging Device (or ELD) mandate is getting people in the business talking and, even among experienced drivers and fleet owners, there’s a lot of confusion and questions about …
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What KPIs should I be measuring after implementing ELDs?

While ELDs are primarily aimed at helping your drivers comply with hours of service requirements, it’s a perfect opportunity to start measuring a few other performance metrics. It can uncover …
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Does the ELD mandate affect DVIRs?

No, there is no change to DVIRs with the introduction of ELDs.

However, fleets that have switched to an electronic system for ELDs are also finding it a convenient time …
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Are ELDs expensive? Do I have to pay upfront?

ELDs are not only cost-effective but their benefits often result in a positive return on investment within just a few short months.

Telogis has partnerships with several light duty …
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Can I edit ELD logs?

Yes, recorded ELD entries can be edited by the driver. They can also be edited by a supervisor (remotely using a web login) however these edits must be approved by …
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Will ELDs automatically report infringements to the DOT?

No. ELDs are only for recording driver status. Logs can be accessed by DOT officers (for a roadside inspection or compliance audit) however they do not alert authorities automatically.

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How will ELDs change DOT audits?

How will this change DOT audits?The exact ramifications of the new ELD mandate on DOT audits is not fully known but it is expected that despite the transition to paperless …
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Will our ELDs be compliant in Canada?

Canada is also moving toward compulsory ELDs to minimize fatigue-related accidents.

While the details are still being finalized, it is likely there will be provision made for border-crossing carriers …
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How do I stay compliant if my drivers use leased trucks?

Check with the leasing company; they may have the trucks already fitted with ELDs.

If not, contact us about portable ELD options. As long as the vehicle has an ECM …
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