On December 16, 2015, FMCSA amended the Federal Motor Safety Regulations to include the Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) and Hours of Service Supporting Documents Rule, also known as the ELD rule.
The electronic logging device (ELD) rule is intended to help create a safer work environment for drivers, and make it easier, faster to accurately track, manage, and share records of duty status (RODS) data.
For fleets using AOBRDs (automatic onboard recording devices) before the rule compliance date December 18, 2017, the rule will replace AOBRDs with ELDs over a four-year implementation period.
An ELD synchronizes with a vehicle engine to automatically record driving time, for easier, more accurate hours of service (HOS) recording. The rule applies to most fleets and drivers who are required to maintain RODS.