Section 32301(b) of the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Enhancement Act, enacted as part of MAP-21, (Pub. L. 112-141, 126 Stat. 405, 786-788, July 6, 2012), mandates the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Rule. The Rule calls for the Secretary of Transportation to adopt regulations requiring ELD use in commercial motor vehicles involved in interstate commerce, when operated by drivers who are required to keep records of duty status (RODS). Click here to read more about the ELD mandate.

As of December 18, 2017, affected commercial transport companies and motor vehicles currently maintaining driving records via paper logs will need to convert to ELDs, devices that will automatically record driving time as opposed to drivers having to maintain logs of their activities in writing. The intended goal of the ELD rule is to decrease fatigued driving by commercial truck drivers, reduce the number of crashes, injuries, and highway fatalities involving commercial trucks and buses.

Click here to learn more about the ELD Rule. For more information contact the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

The ELD Rule includes all technical specifications that ELD providers must follow for their device to be considered a compliant ELD. One of the solutions PEGASAT offers to enable firms to comply with the Rule is the CalAmp ELD compliant capable bundle, a five-piece set of equipment that includes a telematics gateway for engine synchronization, two connection cables and a rugged Android tablet equipped with an in-cab charging cradle and built-in LED. For more information about PEGASAT's ELD-compliant solutions, please contact