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The state of the industry and the eld mandate: The verdict one year later - FleetLocate by Spireon

State of the Industry and the ELD Mandate: 1 Yr. Later


What have been some of the results and perhaps unintended consequences of ELD technology over the course of the last year?

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  • Broad industry trends and specific fleet-focused outcomes
  • Real-world results and consequences of the ELD mandate
  • Recent survey results around the expectations that companies have for ELD use
  • And more

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Successfully Navigating Roadside Inspection Post-ELD


Learn how your drivers and fleet managers should handle these new checks – even when the inspectors themselves may not be fully up to speed.

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  • Hours of service and ELD-related information, data and lessons learned from the early June 2018 Roadcheck blitz
  • Specific actions carriers and drivers should take to prepare for ELD-focused roadside inspections;
  • Ideas on ‘driver letters’ that carriers should consider providing to drivers to help provide accurate electronic logging system information to inspectors
  • Ideas and best practices for interacting with roadside inspectors to start an inspection off on the right foot
  • FMCSA’s latest ELD guidance and Frequently Asked Questions

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Optimizing ELD: Compliant, Yet Asleep at the Wheel


Now that you have ELD, you have a lot of useful information at your fingertips. But how do you use it? How can you use your ELD and GPS data to improve driver safety and productivity?

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• What kind of information you can get from your ELD
• How to use that information to improve driver safety and increase driver productivity
• How to develop driver education/corrective action programs that work
• Why compliance and safety don’t go hand in hand
• And more

Make sure you’re getting the most from your system—watch this informative overview now!

ELD: What You Need to Know Now


With ELD requirements now being enforced, it’s vital that you understand what you need to do now for effective compliance.

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  • How do you select the right device for your needs?
  • How do you successfully implement an ELD program?
  • What are the biggest challenges in implementing an ELD program?
  • What 5 policies have proven to be effective in ELD implementation?
  • And more
John Seidl is a nationally known DOT/FMCSA expert and a 20-plus year veteran of the transportation safety community who worked closely with the National Drug/Alcohol Technical Advisory Group and the National ELD team, and has been recognized as the FMCSA Safety Investigator of the Year for two consecutive years. Don’t miss this informative overview!

ELD and AOBRD: Unanswered Questions

David Osiecki - President - Scopelitus Transportation Consulting LLC

David Osiecki – President – Scopelitus Transportation Consulting LLC

The ELD Mandate and the AOBRD grandfather clause have raised a number of questions, most recently in our March webinar, “The State of the Industry and the ELD Mandate: The Verdict One Year Later.”

To help answer some of these questions, we’re reconvening our experts and asking you to submit your burning questions. We’ll answer as many as time allows, including:

  • Will there be another extension on ELD compliance?
  • How is the ELD mandate affecting the market rates for available loads?
  • Will there be any changes in Personal Conveyance limits?
  • Do we have any data showing pre- and post-ELD driver pay?
  • Any many more

Don’t miss this opportunity to get answers to your questions—register now!

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See FleetLocate Compliance ELD Solution in Action


See a new and improved FleetLocate that manages any combination of drivers, vehicles, and assets – and ensures compliance with federal regulations like:

  • Hours of Service (HOS)
  • Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting (DVIR)
  • And more

And it’s all within the same friendly, easy-to-use application fleets love. See why FleetLocate Compliance is the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solution that’s the right fit for your fleet.

Watch this informative webinar to see firsthand how FleetLocate can help you manage each of these key areas.

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ELD Glossary

  • • ELD: As defined in 49 CFR 395.2, electronic logging device (ELD) is a device or technology that automatically records a driver’s driving time and facilitates the accurate recording of the driver’s hours of service (HOS).

    • AOBRD: Carriers with automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs) installed prior to Dec. 18, 2017, can take advantage of the grandfathered AOBRDs clause. WARNING: Starting Dec. 16, 2019, these devices will no longer be acceptable.

    • RODS: The driver’s record of duty status (RODS), also referred to as the driver log, is the document the driver uses to record his or her on-duty and off-duty time. • Roadside Inspections: Certified inspectors carry out these examinations of commercial motor vehicles and/or drivers to ensure compliance with regulations. They may be conducted a weigh stations, border checkpoints, or if a vehicle is pulled over by a law enforcement official.

    • CSA: Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) is the FMCSA program to monitor and enforce safety compliance.

    • SMS: The Safety Measurement System (SMS) is the methodology used by the FMCSA to asses a carrier’s safety compliance and on-road performance. A company’s safety data appears online in its SMS database. The FMCSA updates the SMS once a month with data from roadside inspections, including driver and vehicle violations, crash reports, and investigation results. It uses this data to assign CSA scores and prioritize carriers for investigations.

    • CSA-SMS Score: The CSA-SMS score is used by the FMCSA to identify unsafe motor carriers and prioritize enforcement based on carriers that pose the greatest safety risk. A carrier’s score is based on data from seven categories: Unsafe Driving, Crash Indicator, Hours-of-Service Compliance, Vehicle Maintenance, Controlled Substances/Alcohol, Hazardous Materials Compliance (HM), and Driver Fitness. The SMS assigns a percentile from 0 to 100 (the higher the percentile, the worse the performance).

    • HOS: Hours of Service (HOS) regulations are implemented by the FMSCA to limit the working hours of anyone operating a commercial motor vehicle. These rules were designed to eliminate drowsiness in commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers that can lead to crashes.

    • OOS Violation: An out-of-service (OOS) violation removes the driver and vehicle from the road and prohibits them from returning until the violation or the malfunction is corrected or fixed. Inspectors may assign OOS violations if the CMV is not equipped with an ELD or if a driver fails to transfer his/her required hours of service data to law enforcement officials.