The ELD Mandate: Improving Safety Through Technology

The ELD Mandate goes into effect when the AOBRD grandfather provision expires, December 16, 2019. At this point, Phase 3 of the ELD Rule begins. Drivers and Motor Carriers subject to the ELD Rule must use ELDs registered with the FMCSA to remain compliant.ELD Implementation Timeline

How do ELDs Work?

ELDs synch with the CMV engine to automatically record:

  • Drivers Hours of Service (HOS)
  • Location
  • Duty Status
  • Engine Power Status
  • Vehicle Motion Status
  • Identity of Driver/User, Vehicle and Motor Carrier
  • Advanced Telematics

Drivers use ELDs to certify that their Record of Duty Status (RODs) are complete. Edits can be made to the data and if necessary, notes about why the changes were made can be input into the system.

During inspections, drivers can transfer their eRODs directly to the safety official via bluetooth, web services or email. The safety official then reviews the ELD file for potential HOS violations.

For more information on ELDs and the improvement of safety through technology click here.

Who is Subject to the ELD Rule?

To find out if you are required to transition to an ELD, visit the Driver and Motor Carriers section of the FMCSA website.

How do I know if my ELD provider is self-certified with the FMCSA?

Self-Certification is the process an ELD provider follows to tell the public and the FMCSA that the solution offered is compliant with all of the guidelines outlined in the ELD ruling.

You can view the list of Registered ELDs here.

Be Proactive – Prepare Now!

  1. Contact Gorilla Safety to transition your AOBRD to a compliant ELD.
  2. Update non-compliant device hardware and software to verify that your fleet is following the ELD rule.
  3. Educate all employees, including drivers and administration staff, on how to use their ELD and fleet management solution’s features.

Gain Confidence With Gorilla Safety

Gorilla Safety provides ELDs that are fully compliant, self-certified and registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

We believe it is important to go the extra mile and prove to our clients the product on which they rely is indeed reliable. Because of this, we have hired KPMG, one of the lead auditing firms to review our solution.

Gorilla Safety’s solution was one of the first to certify. We have been working on the ELD product and honing the user experience for years now. The Gorilla Safety team has had a long time to get everything perfect and continuously strive to make our product even better.

Our customers can expect enhancements, customizations, integrations and other key features making this solution the easiest to use in the marketplace.

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