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Electronic Logging Device (ELD)

Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Definition:

A Department of Transport (DoT) electronic device or hardware attached to the truck's engine for recording driving hours and other data concerning the vehicle's operation.

ELD allows drivers to track all driving activities daily, mainly in commercial vehicles. The device helps your company lower operational costs by monitoring compliance and optimizing route planning. It also tracks driving behaviors and adjusts to strategies that reduce fuel consumption. According to the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the use of electronic logging devices has been mandatory for commercial vehicles since Dec. 2017.

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