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Q. What happens if the driver needs more than 8 days in a rental truck and the ELD is not compatible with their truck?

A. In December, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration granted a 90-day waiver for short-term truck rentals exceeding 8 days. The waiver will allow those renting trucks... READ MORE

Q. What's latest ruling on livestock haulers?

A. Livestock haulers and all other agricultural commodity suppliers were granted a... READ MORE

Q. Will Fleetmatics provide onsite ELD training once a solution is implemented?

Fleetmatics implementation specialists will help fleets manage the installation of... READ MORE

Q. We have two trucks that we only use to pull tool trailers less than two times per year. Do we have to implement an ELD for these trucks?

A. ELD compliance is tied primarily to the activities of the driver. If the drivers of these vehicles are... READ MORE

Q. Is there an option to install the devices ourselves?

A. There are no explicit FMCSA requirements that a manufacturer must install ELDs on the fleet vehicles, so fleets... READ MORE

Q. What if we do long runs (over 100 air miles) but do not do more than 8 days in a 30-day period? Do we need to be ELD compliant?

A. Under the ELD mandate rules, drivers who only keep RODS for 8 days in a 30-day period are... READ MORE

Q. I’m an intrastate distributor of fuel oil, diesel, and propane. We currently don’t use paper logs and do not believe that we need to implement an ELD. Are we correct?

A. You should seek expert guidance on whether you are exempt from the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, but it’s possible given... READ MORE

Q. My company operates trucks and trailers solely to move our laboratories (the trailers) to and from industrial facilities. Could we qualify for an exemption under the drive-away / tow-away rule?

A. While drive-away-tow-away operations are exempt from having to use an ELD, all questions regarding exemptions should be directed to your READ MORE

Q. Are all of the ELD administrative functions open to an audit or discovery in a civil complaint?

A. The ELD mandate requires fleets to retain all ELD supporting documents at their main place of business for a period of READ MORE

Q. We operate trucks with model years 2004 and 2010. Since they’re older, do they need be outfitted with an ELD solution?

A. Yes, you will have to equip these vehicles with an ELD solution. Only vehicles manufactured prior to model-year... READ MORE

Q. Who will have access to the information collected by the ELD solution?

A. Anyone in the organization authorized by a manager or executive can have access to the data. However, edits and annotations made by authorized personnel must be... READ MORE

Q. If we already have Fleetmatics LogBook, are we compliant with the ELD mandate?

A. If you have an automatic onboard recording device (AOBRD), such as Fleetmatics LogBook, that automatically captures engine power status, vehicle motion status... READ MORE

Q. I already have a GPS fleet tracking solution with which I am completely satisfied. Does a solution exist that simply satisfies the log book requirements?

Not every GPS/telematics system is available with an ELD or AOBRD solution, but Fleetmatics does offer one that can be bundled with its Fleetmatics REVEAL™ GPS fleet... READ MORE

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Todd Ewing

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Todd Ewing is director of product marketing at Verizon Connect.

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