Know the facts about HoS and the ELD mandate.

Work with experts who'll support you, even after installation.

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 rule applies to commercial freight fleets, bus fleets and school bus fleets that cross state lines.

The U.S. ELD mandate has been in effect since December 16, 2019. Now, the deadline for compliance with the Canadian ELD mandate was June 12, 2021. Zonar is ready and will be certified by that date. If your fleet needs to comply with the Canadian ELD mandate, our experts are here to support your efforts.

Comply with the Canadian ELD mandate.

Carriers who cross the U.S.–Canadian border need to comply with both sets of rules, not just one. The deadline for compliance with the Canadian ELD mandate was June 12, 2021, and is now in effect. The Canadian ELD mandate adopted most of the FMCSA's ELD mandate, but did not not grandfather in ERDs (AOBRDs in the U.S.). Further, unlike the U.S. ELD mandate, the Canadian ELD mandate requires third-party certification for ELDs.

For the first year, jurisdictions plan on proceeding with progressive enforcement, including elevated education and awareness, through June 12, 2022. Jurisdictions will also monitor the progress of certified ELDs entering the market. Choosing the right provider from the start will mitigate non-compliance issues, delays and other disruptions. Learn more about the Canadian ELD mandate and how Zonar is preparing to support you.

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 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

FMCSA updates its HoS Final Rule.

In May 2020, the FMCSA published its new Hours-of-Service (HoS) Final Rule to increase safety. This new rule, which was updated based on public feedback, includes revisions to four key existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle drivers. It provides greater flexibility for drivers subject to those rules without adversely affecting their safety. The new rule has been published in the Federal Register, and has been effective since September 29, 2020. Read our online article, FMCSA updates its HoS Final Rule, to learn more.

AOBRDs are no longer compliant.

AOBRDs installed in commercial motor vehicles by December 18, 2017, were grandfathered in under the ELD mandate. However, these devices are no longer acceptable under the mandate as of December 16, 2019. Carriers and drivers subject to the ELD mandate must now be using ELDs. Learn more about the differences between AOBRDs and ELDs.

From our Customers

Jim Field, Vice President, MobileComm Technologies at Knight Transportation
"By partnering with Zonar, we’ve implemented a seamless transition from AOBRD to ELD across our 4000+ tractor fleet nationwide. Our drivers have found the Zonar software intuitive and easy to use, ensuring that we’re compliant with HOS and ELD regulations long before the deadline." Jim Field, Vice President, MobileComm Technologies at Knight Transportation
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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.

Get expert help.

Learn more about our team of industry experts, including our vice president of Compliance, Fred Fakkema. Then, when you’re ready, contact them to set up your free consultation.