Know the facts about HoS and the ELD mandate.
Work with experts who’ll support you, even after installation.
How your drivers are required to maintain their records of duty status (RODs) is changing. The FMCSA’s Hours of Service (HoS) mandate requires drivers who need to maintain these records per Part 395, 49 CFR 395.8(a) to use electronic logging devices (ELDs) instead of paper logs or AOBRDs. Sometimes referred to as the ELD mandate, the HoS applies to commercial freight trucking fleets, bus fleets and school bus fleets that cross state lines. The final deadline for compliance is December 16, 2019.
ELD implementation takes time. Our team of safety and compliance experts are here to help.
Experience and expertise make the difference.
ELDs are the devices required for HoS compliance. Since the mandate went into effect, some providers have emerged just to sell ELD technology. Their commitment to customers ends after installation. However, according to the FMCSA, carriers are responsible for HoS compliance, not ELD providers.
Choosing the right provider is critical. We stand by you, even after the last device is installed.
Our dedicated safety and compliance experts know the HoS mandate inside and out. Plus, they’ve been on both sides of roadside inspections.
Their hands-on involvement helped us design Zonar Logs™, our ELD solution, with customers and law enforcement in mind. From the policy level to the design of our tablet, our experts made sure our ELD solution works and is in full compliance with the ELD mandate. And that it’s easy to use.
With our team’s help, we designed Zonar Logs to:
- Meet title 49 CFR 395 Electronic Logging Devices and Hours-of-Service Certification
- Meet the AOBRD standards in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 395.15
- Meet Canadian regulations for Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 (Learn more about Canadian ELD.)
Zonar was one of the first ELD providers to:
- complete FMCSA end-to-end testing
- be independently third-party validated
- be FMCSA self-certified
AOBRDs will no longer be compliant.
AOBRDs installed in commercial motor vehicles by December 18, 2017, were grandfathered in under the ELD mandate—but they must be replaced with ELDs by December 16, 2019.
There are numerous key differences between AOBRDs and ELDs, primarily in the technical specifications outlined in each Code of Federal Regulations by the FMCSA. Generally, ELD requirements are more stringent. Learn more about the differences between AOBRDs and ELDs.
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Know if any ELD exemptions apply to you.
There are exemptions to the ELD mandate, many of which apply primarily to intrastate carriers rather than interstate carriers. Our team of experts can tell you which exemptions, if any, apply to you and how to help your drivers stay legal.
Read about the top 6 ELD exemptions. And download our white paper, The 100 Air-mile Radius, the Misunderstood Exception to the ELD Rule.
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Comply with the upcoming Canadian ELD mandate.
Carriers who cross the U.S.–Canadian border will soon need to comply with both sets of rules. The expected deadline for compliance with the Canadian ELD mandate is similar to the FMCSA’s HoS deadline: December 2019.
The Canadian ELD mandate will adopt most of the FMCSA’s ELD mandate. Once it’s passed, drivers who operate across North America will be able to do so under standardized regulations.