New ELD Legislation

Handsfree Group release the ultimate guide to ELD

Understanding Electronic Logging Devices

An Electronic Logging Device (ELD) is a device which is linked with the vehicle’s engine in order to automatically record important data such as driving time, in order to automate Hours of Service (HOS) recording and reporting. In many ways, an ELD can be what you think of as a basic GPS tracking device.

The use of an on-board ELD brings accuracy, reliability, and consistency to a task once rife with errors and complications. The new ELD legislation brings a much clearer definition on the format for tracking and logging.

Final Rule Legislation

If you have a fleet-based business you will need to comply with ELD law, including the newly introduced Final Rule. The Final Rule is mandated from December 18, 2017 and will be implemented over 4 years, meaning fleet-based businesses need critical insight when purchasing ELD systems.

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) introduced this Final Rule with an aim to improve US traffic safety through the use of available technology. The Rule specifically aims to improve both truck and bus drivers’ compliance with the HOS regulations which are in force to prevent fatigue-based driving errors, incidents and accidents.

The Electronic Logging Device Rule is designed to bring about a safer work environment for truck and bus drivers, as well as other road users. It is also created to allow faster and more accurate tracking, as well as sharing Records of Duty Status (RODS) data. The changes to the law apply to the majority of carriers and drivers who are currently expected to maintain RODS.

Best ELDs for your Business

There are two primary distinctions when it comes to selecting your ELD system: Traditional On Board Computers; and Mobile On Board Computers. Handsfree Group provide an ultimate guide to purchasing the best ELD for your business.

The expert team at Handsfree Group can provide your business with market leading Electronic Logging Device advice and installation. Their fully trained team can tailor ELD solutions designing on a case by case basis, while adhering to to MECP & ELD Mandate industry standards. Handsfree Group provide project management services for the implementation of ELD and have an extensive range of ELD accessories and custom cradles / mounts made by RAM, Zirkona and Gamber Johnson.

Handsfree Group Make it Easier

Handsfree Group have experience working with SME’s and multi-million dollar organizations across North America, advising and identifying the right solutions and installing ELD systems. They have impartial fleet advice and a fully certified installation service.

Their wealth of experience from installing a comprehensive range of the easiest to use and most reliable Electronic Logging Devices for transport, logistics & fleet services clients mean their project management services help companies make a swift and perfect ELD implementation. They know, precisely, how to tailor ELD solutions on a case-by-case basis for transport, logistics and fleet service clients.

Handsfree Group’s Ultimate Guide to ELD

If you are interested in reading Handsfree Group’s ultimate guide to ELD you can access it by clicking here.

 

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