ELD/HOS

ELD/HOS

An ELD, also known as an electronic time recorder, is a device that tracks the driver’s time on the road. It also allows for precise recording of the HOS of the driver. The FMCSA has accepted the device.

ELD/HOS

The drivers’ logs are maintained up to date by a dedicated team that ensures conformity with the ELD requirement. As a result, we can assist drivers if they fail to change their status as drivers or commit any other errors.

A driver quickly provides any help with HOS or technical issues with ELD through text messages or telephone calls.

If the driver has any concerns regarding HOS, we can provide instruction. We also can regulate non-assigned HOS by identifying drivers that don’t use the ELD.

A truck driver used to have to perform a lot of paperwork in addition to driving. Truckers had to keep track of their daily activities in paper logbooks, which included shift hours, break times, driving miles, fuel usage, and more. This technique was not only inefficient and time-consuming, but it was also prone to human mistakes. These blunders resulted in high CSA scores and fines.

The ELD mandate, which required commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) to have certified electronic logging devices, was repealed by the FMCSA in 2017-2018. (ELDs). Electronic logbooks for truck drivers, in addition to being compliant with HOS and RODS standards, provide several benefits such as streamlined operations and lower expenses.

What is an electronic logging device (ELD)?

An electronic logging device (ELD or e-log) is a machine that records driving hours and is mounted to the engine of a commercial motor vehicle. Unlike in the United States, where hours of service (HOS) are used, in Europe, where drivers’ working hours are used, various guidelines govern commercial drivers’ driving hours.

Trucking businesses are used to track service hours with paper logs or electronic onboard recorders (EOBR). The EOBR-style log, however, despite being correct in terms of data, lacked an uniform data structure and had to be regenerated on a comparable paper format for scrutiny and use. This difficulty is solved by electronic logbooks for truck drivers, which provide real-time, accurate, and enforced hours-of-service data.

Why is an ELD Required for Pace dispatching?

All driving hours must be recorded using an ELD, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Apart from compliance, ELDs can benefit your trucking company in the following ways:

Administrative burden is lessened

ELDs track and record vehicle movement automatically, removing the need for manual paperwork and administrative burden that will save your time, money, and effort that would otherwise be spent on administrative tasks.

Fuel wastage is kept to a minimum

You can keep track of how much fuel your drivers use and how much they exhaust themselves. ELDs can help you figure out how much time a driver spends idle, which can help you save money on gas.

Upkeep of vehicles

The electronic logbook app links to the vehicle's diagnostic interface, allowing for active fault code monitoring. As a result, you can always stay up to date on your vehicle's maintenance issues and take preventative steps when necessary.

Tracking your whereabouts

Taking longer journeys than necessary can increase your losses. You may use GPS tracking to keep track of your drivers and cars with ELDs.

identified Bad driving habits

Bad driving habits can lead to increased fuel consumption, & operating costs. You can track and identify poor habits with an ELD-compliant fleet management technology.

Liabilities are reduced.

Road accidents are not always the fault of the driver, trucking companies must occasionally deal with lawsuits. The data from an ELD can be used to help you win your case

Enhanced security

Every year, ELDs save 26 lives and prevent 562 injuries, according to the FMCSA. ELDs also include GPS technologies that reduce the possibility of a vehicle being stolen or hijacked.

Insurance premiums

ELD-equipped trucks and fleets have lower insurance prices. Because ELDs improve fleet safety, insurance companies give lower rates to fleets that do not use them.

Increased profits

Finally, electronic logbooks for truck drivers help you increase earnings by reducing administrative stress, operational costs, and liabilities.

HOS (Hours of Service) Regulations

  • The 11-hour driving rule states that after 11 hours of driving, a driver must take a 10-hour break.
  • The 14-hour on-duty shift rule states that after a 14-hour shift, a driver must take a 10-hour break. The whole driving time, as well as the Off Duty and Sleeper Berth hours, add up to 14 hours.
  • The 70-hour rule in 8 days/60-hour rule in 7 days: A driver’s total driving and on-duty time in an eight-day period cannot exceed 70 hours. There is also a version of this law that limits total driving or on-duty time to 60 hours in seven days.
  • When a driver changes his status from Off-Duty to On-Duty, he must take a 30-minute rest break in Off-Duty or Sleeper Berth.
  • The driver has a maximum of 8 hours after the 30-minute break before taking another 30-minute rest.
  • 10-hour break: After an 11-hour or 14-hour clock has expired, the driver must take at least 10 hours of uninterrupted rest.
  • 34-hour restart: If a driver runs out of time on his 70-hour clock, he can restart it by taking 34 hours of Off-Duty or Sleeper Berth in a row.

Yard Moves, Short Haul 100/150 Air Mile Exemption, and 8/2 Sleeper Split are all exceptions to this rule.

So, what exactly are electronic logbooks and how do they work?

The majority of modern ELDs are cloud-based and rely on cloud computing to deliver a reliable, secure, and accurate data flow. A cloud-based ELD-compliant fleet management solution must have three key components:

  • A car tracking device, often known as a telematics device, is a device that is connected to the vehicle.
  • An electronic logging device (ELD) for fleet management
  • A mobile app that sends and receives ELD data and runs on all devices.

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