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The Canadian ELD (ELOG) Mandate
Deadline & HOS Rules
Geotab ELD is a compliance solution for Hours of Service (HOS), Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting, and driver identification. This smart mobile app works with the Geotab GO telematics device to help fleets meet compliance regulations, boost productivity and driver safety. Geotab’s electronic logging solution is self-certified and registered with FMCSA.
ELDs are becoming an integral part of commercial trucking operations. A technology that has made fleet operations simpler and more efficient, Mobilizz works hand in hand with Geotab to provide you with solutions that make your business much easier to operate, and therefore, become more profitable in the long run.
Whether you manage long-haul heavy trucks, lighter trucks, or buses, if commercial trucking is in your line of business, you need ELDs and telematics to comply with the regulations and mandates set by the Canadian government.
Talk to us today and let’s discover how we can help you comply with the ELD Mandate.
The user-friendly dashboard and intuitive workflow guides drivers step-by-step. Night mode available for easier viewing in the dark.
Geotab ELD provides a complete end-to-end inspection workflow for Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting (DVIR). Inspections show defects, who identified the defect and who repaired it. Drivers can select either pre-trip or post-trip inspection.
You might be asking why ELDs are still needed if you have the Geotab GO9 device that transmits data to your MyGeotab software (i.e. telematics system). Well, your vehicles need ELDs because it is mandated by the law.
The ELD mandate is congressionally mandated, in order to create a safer environment for long-haul drivers in Canada. In short, it is intended to provide businesses with fleet safety.
It is important to note that the driving hours of commercial drivers in Canada are regulated by a set of laws known as the Hours of Service or in short, the HOS.
The ELD, which is an electronic hardware (tablet), is connected to the vehicle’s engine, with the capacity to record information. This information is then sent to the telematics system, which in our case, is the MyGeotab software.
The ELD is the mechanism used by which fleet operators adhere to the set of rules set by the Hours of Service regulation. Even if your vehicles have the Geotab GO9 or any device already attached, your trucks or buses, still need to have the ELD on the engine.
Ensuring that truckers don’t drive for more than 11 hours straight, not drive for a maximum of 14 consistent hours, and that they take regular breaks, is the original purpose of the HOS rule, allowing for safer roads and ensuring the well-being of drivers. According to the FMCA, the ELD can help to prevent accidents on the road, creating safer highways.
Before the age of ELDs, the more traditional method of recording Hours of Service was through paper logbooks. The manual documentation of information had always been prone to error and abuses and this also proved inadequate in meeting the standards of accuracy and safety set by the FMCA.
There was also more risks for paper logbooks to get lost, whereas electronic documentation provides more secure data protection.
The FMCSA decided that ELDs would answer the problems of paper logbooks. They also decided that responsibility for the required ELDs and meeting the requirements of HOS are the sole responsibility of the fleet operators. Thus, it is up to the operators or business owners to decide which ELD hardware devices to use for their fleet of trucks or vehicles.
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Speaking of which, how then do you choose the best ELD device for your fleet? Choosing an ELD for your vehicles can be a tasking job (comment: “tasking job” isn’t a common expression – might be better using something else) . With Geotab, however, you won’t have to do it alone.
With services provided by Mobilizz and our Geotab products, we have the solutions to help you with your fleet’s ELD compliance needs. Whether your fleet is on-road or off-road, we’ve got you covered.
Here are the things you need to know about choosing the ELDs that comply and perform:
To do this, you can take a look at the FMCA’s list of registered ELDs. Geotab is proudly self-certified and registered with the FMCA.
ELDs are no joke. When choosing the manufacturer of your ELDs, you must take a few factors into consideration. Such factors include:
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motor carrier information
time and date
engine start and shutdown
engine problems or malfunction
hours of service
driver log in and log out
status change of driver duty
driver’s daily record certification
All this data must also be transmitted into a telematics system, which the fleet management or operator can access anytime of the day and from anywhere they may be.
The ELD you choose for your fleet must provide all of this information and more, otherwise, they may not be up to par with the standards set by the FMCA.