As of the end of June, carriers using Automatic On-board Recording Devices (AOBRDs) had less than 18 months to transition from their current solution to an Electronic Logging Device (ELD).
To help businesses during this period, Zonar—a leader in smart fleet management technology--developed an easy-to-use checklist for decision-makers responsible for getting fleets compliant with federal regulations. This guide outlines how carriers can find the best solution to fit their needs, avoid dealing with faulty products or services, and reach full compliance with the ELD mandate by December 17, 2019.
The ELD mandate was introduced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to help the commercial transportation industry increase safety for all drivers on the road through in-vehicle technology to easily log data such as hours of service. While many fleets are now using ELDs, some companies are still using AOBRDs for data collection – older versions of FMCSA-approved devices that will no longer be compliant next December.
“While 18 months may seem like plenty of time, some fleets are now finding their new ELDs or vendors aren’t up to par,” says Fred Fakkema, vice president of compliance at Zonar. “These mistakes can cost companies thousands of dollars--not just to replace devices but for potential fines and out-of-service violations caused by faulty solutions. Because we have nearly 20 years of experience in the industry and with support from Continental, we have a deep understanding and expertise on how to ensure fleets are compliant with regulations including the ELD mandate.”
Businesses can print the downloadable guide here which includes:
- A workback calendar in checklist form
- Information fleet managers should collect from operators and stakeholders before vendor discovery
- How to assess potential vendors and the questions decision-makers need to ask before purchase