ELD Compliance Requires a
Combination of Software & Hardware
This page outlines the key ELD rules and provides an example of compliant
hardware & software meeting the current requirements of the ELD mandate as set out by the FMSCA
ELD Rule: Interface With Engine
ELDs automatically capture whether engine is on, determines whether the vehicle is in motion, records miles driven and engine hours.
ELD Rule: Location Information
Automatic for each change of duty status; at 60-minute intervals while vehicle is moving; at engine-on and engine-off; and at beginning and end of personal use and yard moves.
ELD Rule: Graphical Display of Duty Status
Presents a graph grid of driver daily duty status changes
on a display or a printout.
ELD Rule: RODS Printout at Roadside
Choice of printout or graphic display.
ELD Rule: HOS Driver Advisory Messages
Warning of unassigned time/miles upon login.
ELD Rule: Default Duty Status
Default status is “on-duty not driving” when vehicle
has not been in motion for 5 consecutive minutes
and driver has not responded to ELD prompt
within 1 minute.
ELD Rule: Clock Time Drift
UTC (coordinated universal time) synchronization
– deviation cannot exceed 10 minutes at any time.
ELD Rule: Resistance to Tampering
Prohibits alteration or erasure of original data collected
by ELD, or alteration of the source data streams used
to provide that information.
ELD Rule: Identification of Sensor Failures and Edited Data
Monitors, records, and displays edits with annotations,
as well as detectable ELD malfunctions and data
Fluid eLog supports warnings and malfunction alerts via email or text. ELD data is secure and records are kept on premise or in secure cloud hosted environments. Elogs are tamper resistant and alerts can be sent upon disturbance. Engineered for precision Fluid eLog also meets the Clock Time Drift rule.
Benefits of Immediate ELD Deployment
• Immediate fuel savings and maintenance costs
• Immediate increase in productivity through electronic logging
• Immediately save time and increase efficiency by getting rid of paper logs
• Automatically track mileage
• Reduce fines
• Electronic audit trail
• Increase driver safety