2021 ELD Exemptions

2021 ELD Exemptions

The ELD mandate set by the DOT effects most drivers. According to the guidelines set forth by the FMCSA, there are only a few ELD exemptions.  Why Are ELD Standards So Strict? It’s about safety. The goal of these strict ELD standards is to ensure safer...
ELD Violations: How to Avoid Them

ELD Violations: How to Avoid Them

In the world of trucking, it’s not difficult to violate rules at some point, especially with the long list of new violations that appeared along with the ELD mandate.  Anxiety about their ability to avoid ELD violations has many truckers on edge.  In...
What is the ELD Rule?

What is the ELD Rule?

As a commercial motor carrier driver or owner/operator you’ll be asking many questions.  So, to help you sort through the maze of information, we’ll talk about your biggest question, what is the ELD rule?  The ELD mandate is a federal government regulation...
Easy ELD Compliance: How to Get Started

Easy ELD Compliance: How to Get Started

The trucking industry has changed immensely over the years. It will likely continue to do so as technology advances. Years ago, everything was done manually from logging man-hours to tracking expenses. Fortunately, technology has made much of this easier to track and...
We Have the Best ELD For Truck Drivers: Here’s Why

We Have the Best ELD For Truck Drivers: Here’s Why

All trucking companies must now use electronic logging devices (ELDs) in their vehicles. We want to make sure the system you are using is the best for truck drivers. Not all logging devices compare equally to each other. There are many different kinds of ELDs...
Understanding ELD Standards

Understanding ELD Standards

The US Congress, in 2012, introduced a bill known as the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century.” This bill is also well-known as MAP-21. This bill listed out highway funding measures. It also included a provision that made it mandatory for the FMCSA to create...
What Should You Expect from Your ELD?

What Should You Expect from Your ELD?

All truckers know that the job requires a ton of paperwork.  Everything needs to be logged – mileage, fuel, deliveries, and more.  It is easy to forget or miscalculate something every once in a while, especially if you are tired or just going through the...
Finding an Affordable ELD

Finding an Affordable ELD

According to studies, the FMCSA estimates that an ELD can cost a trucking company up to $495 a year, or over $41 per month. In the same study, it was shown that electronic logging devices could range from $165 to $832 per year. For any trucking company, these costs...
Choosing an ELD System for Your Trucking Company

Choosing an ELD System for Your Trucking Company

With so many electronic logging device companies out there, it can be difficult to decide which ELD system fits your company the best. Specific features can make using your ELD easy for you or your truck drivers. One such feature is an editable ELD logbook. Perhaps...
2019 ELD Standards: How Things Might Change in 2020

2019 ELD Standards: How Things Might Change in 2020

In 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) kicked-off the new ELD mandate. The mandate stipulates that by December 16, 2019, all commercial motor carriers must have an electronic logging device. The device tracks hours of service. Furthermore, it...
Understanding the ELD Mandate

Understanding the ELD Mandate

The switch from paperwork to computer work can sometimes prove to be confusing or frustrating. Some people find that paperwork is easier and more reliable. They may think that there is no reason for a switch. However, when it comes to truck driving, the switch from...
5 Tips on Avoiding ELD Errors

5 Tips on Avoiding ELD Errors

There’s no denying that having an ELD solution in place can help you reach high levels of safety, savings, and efficiency in your trucking business. Unfortunately, the implementation and adoption of ELD devices can be a challenge. Even if everything is rolled out...
ELD Mandate: What is It?

ELD Mandate: What is It?

You’ve probably heard about the ELD mandate by now. It has been shaking up the freight industry for a while, and you’re wondering whether this is just a buzzed-about word, or it’s actually here to stay. If that’s you, this article takes you through everything you need...
ELD Solutions Made Easy

ELD Solutions Made Easy

Many ELD solutions are complicated. You need tons of hardware, a massive instruction manual, and hours upon hours to figure out how to install it, how to use it, and how to work it into your processes day in and day out. Wasn’t the ELD mandate supposed to make things...
Choosing an ELD Checklist

Choosing an ELD Checklist

The electronic logging device mandate deadline has passed. Therefore, if your truck doesn’t have an approved ELD device on board right now, you’re out of compliance. Additionally, you could face serious penalties. Want to avoid those repercussions and make sure...
Where do you buy an ELD?

Where do you buy an ELD?

The new ELD requirements for the trucking industry are strict and for truckers, owner-operators and fleet builders. There’s no avoiding them once they go into effect. At that point, you will be required to comply with the ELD mandate or risk being penalized.  We know...
ELD Mandate Requirements:  What do you need to know?

ELD Mandate Requirements: What do you need to know?

What will your truck look like if you skip the ELD?  Just ignore the ELD mandate requirements? That’s what it will look like. Unless something highly unlikely happens, the ELD mandate will take effect on December 17, 2017.  That’s a month away. Will you be...
Election Day:  Did you vote?

Election Day: Did you vote?

We’re not going to endorse any candidate or policy.  That’s up to you.  But since politicians were the ones who put the ELD mandate out there, voting is clearly important.  Did you vote yet? Life on the road means you see a lot of this country. ...
ELD Truck Log App:  What Do You Need?

ELD Truck Log App: What Do You Need?

We all know that the ELD mandate has created a bit of turmoil within the trucking industry. Truckers aren’t happy with the new ELD standards because they think it’s going to limit their hours, restrict their independence and make it impossible for them to make as much...
ELD Mandate: Truth and Myths

ELD Mandate: Truth and Myths

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...

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