The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has mandated that all commercial motor vehicles be equipped with an electronic device (ELD) that would replace the traditional paper log books. This mandate is scheduled to go into effect on December 18, 2017.
The requirements for the ELD are that it would automatically track the Hours of Service (HOS) as well as the rest periods and other conditions of mandatory rest requirements. THese conditions specified are designed to assure that drivers do not exceed the safety standards specified by law. To comply with the requirements some additional data is required from the vehicle's On Board Diagnostic computer (OBD).
iFleetELD has developed both Software and Hardware products that allow full compliance with the FMCSA requirements as well as take advantage of the technology to provide additional benefits to the drivers as well as fleet managers. These benefits include the ability for the driver to request simple routing to a destination, digital communications, vehicle safety inspections (DVIR) and more.