The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

Fleet FAQ? Fleet Tracking and Telematics

Q. Our drivers’ primary job is as cabinet installers. They spend most of their day installing cabinets and little time driving. Do we need to have an ELD installed in our trucks?

December 20, 2017, by Todd Ewing - Also by this author

A.The general rule of thumb for determining if your drivers need to use an ELD to log their hours of service (HOS) in their records of duty status (RODS) is if they already need to keep paper logs. If they don’t, then it’s likely you will not need to equip your trucks with an ELD.

If your drivers do prepare a paper RODS but only operate a vehicle eight or fewer days in a 30-day period, then they are also exempt from the requirement to prepare their RODS using an ELD.

That being said, in any case involving the need to use an ELD, you should contact the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) or consult with your legal counsel. It is not recommended to make a determination about whether you should or should not use an ELD without expert guidance.

Author Bio

sponsored by

Todd Ewing

Director of Product Marketing, Fleetmatics

Todd Ewing is director of product marketing at Fleetmatics, a Verizon Company.

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

FleetFAQ

Fleet Faq Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Fleet Management And Leasing

Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Sponsored by

The name given in Europe to a kind of national sales tax which is added to the selling price of goods or services, and which in certain circumstances, either recoverable or deductible.

Read more

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher