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What is a Logbook?

Nov 22, 2022 8:41:52 PM / by Jacquelyn Pack posted in Electronic logging device, ELDs, Logbook, Hours of Service, HOS, Personal Conveyance

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Truck drivers have been using records of duty status (RODS) for over eighty years now. In the past, drivers would fill out a physical logbook for their RODS. But nowadays this is done with an electronic logbook since it can keep better track of your data and hours-of-service (HOS) rules. 

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What are the ELD Malfunctions and Data Diagnostic Events?

Nov 7, 2022 2:17:05 PM / by Mike Riegel posted in ELDs

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According to the ELD requirements, electronic logging devices are supposed to log certain events as malfunctions or data diagnostic events if the device can't acquire all required data items. Some ELD providers will indicate these items as a "malfunction" or "data diagnostic" with little information about the cause. This can confuse and worry users into thinking their ELD is broken and leaving them exposed for DOT violations for not having a working ELD.

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What to do during an ELD malfunction

Nov 1, 2022 10:14:07 AM / by Mike Riegel posted in ELDs

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Like every piece of technology available there will be times when an ELD starts to malfunction. The FMCSA has set specific rules in the ELD requirements for what carriers and drivers should do to remain compliant in the event of an ELD malfunction. In the ELD mandate the FMCSA provides specific steps for carriers and drivers to follow in order to protect themselves in the event of an ELD malfunction.

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What to Know About the ELD Mandate

Oct 25, 2022 3:37:32 PM / by Mike Riegel posted in ELDs, Logbook, FMCSA

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The ELD mandate was introduced in December 2017, requiring all commercial motor vehicles to keep their Hours of Service (HOS) logs electronically. This was a huge shift from the old way of keeping track of HOS logs using paper logbooks. Years into the ELD mandate, there is still some confusion on what it is, who is exempt, what is required to be collected, and what restrictions are placed on manufactures.

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What can you edit with an ELD?

Oct 21, 2022 3:15:02 PM / by Mike Riegel posted in ELDs

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The ELD requirements set by the FMCSA in the ELD mandate are complex and in-depth rules on how electronic logging devices must act when keeping a driver's hours-of-service records. There are a lot of opinions about how ELDs should keep hours-of-service rules and gray areas that cause a log of frustration among drivers and carriers.

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