The deadline for complying with the ELD mandate is December 17, 2017, according to the FMCSA website. You’ll need to have your vehicles compliant by that date.
Unfortunately, there’s a ton of misinformation floating around about the ELD mandate, both on the ‘net and in CB chatter. That bugs us. As a trucker, you have enough real-world stuff to worry about, and we don’t want you to fall prey to fear mongering and fiction. So, in this post, we are going to debunk some of the many myths surrounding the ELD mandate. Let’s get started.
ELD Myths and Truth
Myth: “The devices can monitor everything I do while I’m on the road.” This claim belongs in the same category as “Uncle Sam can see me through my computer” stories. Simply put, it’s not true. We can’t make it any plainer than that.
Myth: “The ELD mandate will bankrupt smaller companies.” Again, this is not true. In fact, it will actually save you and other independent operators time while boosting your revenue. Think of how time-consuming those old paper logbooks are. Why tie yourself down with obsolete methods when there’s a better way? With electronic log books, you’ll have more time to do the one thing that puts money in your pocket: drive a truck.
Myth: “The ELD devices can go nuts and destroy my truck’s wiring.” As with the prior claims, this one is just not true. There’s nothing in the devices that can shut down your truck or ruin your mileage.
What have you heard about the ELD? Let us know so we can help you find out the truth about ELD.
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