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What Fleet Managers Need to Know About ELDs

2018 changes in fleet management laws made electronic logging devices a requirement in most commercial vehicles in North America. The ELD Mandate was designed to provide across the board accountability for drivers and fleet managers and was implemented to improve road safety and reduce costs for fleet managers, among a variety of other benefits.

ELDs Are Important Tools for Fleet Management

An ELD is an electronic logging device that syncs with a vehicle’s engine to automatically record driving time. This device is designed to make hours of service (HOS) and record of duty status (RODS) logging easy, accurate, and efficient. An ELD is designed to replace a driver’s paper log book, making data easily accessible for users and able to be electronically transferred to home offices for easy review by fleet managers. Using an ELD also helps ensure that drivers are following the law and will minimize fatigued and overworked drivers who are often the cause of traffic accidents.

Benefits include:

  • Easier compliance with other industry regulations

  • Quick management of IFTA requirements, as well as increased fleet HOS accountability

  • Minimization of driver audits

  • Better time management across the board

  • Maximizing drive time while minimizing paperwork and reducing inspection times

  • Access to applications that help increase productivity

  • Driver accountability and honest reporting

If you have questions about ELD compliant tools or ELD Mandate requirements, the team at Lightning GPS is available to help. Please contact our team for more information.




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