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What Is An Electronic Logging Device

November 1, 2022 admin_pioneer No Comments

What Is An Electronic Logging Device

A lot of people that are trying to avail e-logs and elds solutions Calgary end up wondering what an Electronic Logging Device is, and if you’re one of the many that are trying to know what it is, you came to the right place. 

Below, we have created an article that would properly explain what an electronic logging device is. 

What’s An ELD (Electronic Logging Device)?

An Electronic Logging Device, which is also known as an ELD or an E-Log, is a piece of electronic hardware that is attached to a commercial motor vehicle engine. This hardware is used to record driving hours.

The driving hours of commercial drivers, which includes trucks and bus drivers, are regulated by a set of rules, which is known as the Commercial Vehicle Driver Hours of Service Regulations in Canada.

The ELD monitors the engine of a vehicle to capture data, which allows it to know if the engine is running, if the vehicle is moving, how far has the vehicle driven, and the duration of the engine running. 



What Was Used Before ELD’s?

Before ELD’s, paper logs, which are also known as the electronic on-board recorders, were used for hours of service tracking. 

Recorder logs do improve the accuracy of the data, however there’s a lack of consistent data format with them, which means that the logs needed to be regenerated to an equivalent hardware format so it could be reviewed. 

When Was The ELD Mandate Announced? 

The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) announced the Final Rule for the ELD Mandate and ELD Regulations being implemented in several phases with a compliance date of December 18, 2017. 

Before the ELD Mandate was announced, fleets were using Automatic On-Board Device (AOBRD), a much simpler version of the ELD device. This device was simpler and did not provide modern features. 

What’s Special With The ELDs? 

ELDs provide a standardized format and transfer process for roadside inspections, they have better location tracking, and they allow drivers to accept or reject edits that are made to their driving logs. These are all required under the ELD Mandate.