14 Dec, 2018
All electronic logging devices meeting the standards set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration must do the same things in terms of recording driver hours-of-service data. They must be integrated with the commercial vehicle’s engine computer and automatically record date, time, location, engine hours, vehicle miles, driver duty status and engine status. FMCSA does not require an approved ELD be in communication with fleet dispatch to track the vehicle or driver in real time or to be part of a vehicle mobile communications system. Many owner-operators and small fleets don’t need such tracking; they just need the compliance.
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