Buyers Guide: 5 criteria to stay ahead of ELD mandate

Electronic logging devices (ELDs) are on track to becoming the new standard for all 3.4 million commercial drivers who are required by law to keep PeopleNet_TABLET_Incab_eLogsScreen_062013-300x200a record of duty status. By Sept. 30, 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration plans to issue a final rule to mandate their use.

This should come as no surprise. In 2010, the agency published the original mandate (395.16) which was vacated by a federal court on the basis that fleet managers could use the technology, called electronic onboard recorders (EOBRs) in the rule, to micromanage or “harass” drivers.

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