The ELD mandate is being fully enforced across the United States. Drivers without ELDs are being fined, and by December 19, 2019, all drivers with AOBRD will be required to switch to an ELD or will risk being placed out of service. The ELD mandate is the FMCSA’s push to further improve road safety for all drivers, commercial or not, and help minimize auto accidents. The first step to being successful with ELD is to know the ELD mandate basics.
ELD Mandate Basics
ELD mandate. E-logs. Electronic logging devices. There is a lot of jargon when it comes to the ELD law, so understanding exactly what it entails is important for ELD compliance. The FMCA has strict rules regarding Hours of Service (HOS), or how long a driver can legally be on the road getting paid. Up until the ELD mandate was set into motion, paper logs were the go-to for keeping track of hours; however, paper logs can be easily falsified to allow drivers to break HOS laws. In the end, breaking these laws tends to put more fatigued drivers on the road, something just as dangerous as driving drunk, which ultimately raises the possibility for road accidents and fatalities.
In order to combat these roadway safety problems, the ELD mandate requires that all commercial truck drivers have a electronic logging device inside their vehicle as a tamper-proof way to keep track of logged hours (and reduce driver harassment). The final ELD rule was published December 16, 2015, but implementation of an ELD was required by December 18, 2017 (unless you’re exempt). After December 18, 2017, drivers without an ELD will be fined, and after April 1, 2018, drivers without an ELD will be placed out-of-service.
My20 ELD Performance Benefits
Luckily, Konexial offers the My20 ELD. My20 electronic logging device encompasses everything an independent owner-operator or fleet manager could want (and more) to meet the FMCSA ELD mandate. With a simple, user-friendly interface and powerful, productive ELD features, My20 ELD is designed to streamline productivity on any drive, as well as increase a driver’s earning potential. My20 ELD is also an electronic logging device that’s FMCSA and DOT-certified.
With ELD features like GPS tracking and real-time dynamic load matching with GoLoad, My20 ELD offers everything you or your fleet needs to make the most of your time on the road. Not to mention, My20 ELD offers log auditing, fuel information, time and messaging capabilities, and drive reports — all carefully crafted to keep you on the road as safely and efficiently as possible.
Using an ELD doesn’t have to be confusing or hard to use. In fact, our easy-to-use ELD operation is as easy as downloading the FREE My20 ELD app and installing the My20 hardware to your engine’s diagnostic port. From there, simply link to the app on your smartphone using Bluetooth and you’re ready to track HOS, reduce paper usage, and find extra load opportunities. With all of these ELD benefits, we truly believe the My20 ELD is the best ELD on the market.
Fuel Up with GoFuel
Not only does My20 ELD meet all the needs for a fleet management system, the added bonuses available to My20 ELD customers are unlimited. GoFuel, Konexial’s partnered diesel fuel discount program is available to all My20 users. GoFuel customers will receive diesel fuel discounts at nearly 500 travel stops across the United States. The GoFuel program is just another way Konexial is helper drivers #DriveLIFE.
Drive With The Best ELD Today
My20 ELD is the perfect solution for any driver or fleet manager looking to comply with the ELD mandate as quickly and simply as possible. Shop My20 ELD today and learn how Konexial’s ELD device can keep you safe, while improving your bottom line.
Contact us directly for more information on Konexial’s affordable ELD: My20. Drive Safe and #DriveLIFE.