Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Basics Course Overview
On December 16, 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published the “Electronic Logging Device and Supporting Documents Final Rule.” This rule, often called the ELog rule or the ELD Mandate, requires almost all drivers who complete logs be switched over to electronic logging devices (ELDs) by December 18, 2017.
ELD is the most recent term to define an electronic device that can record a driver’s driving hours and duty status automatically. This automatic connection to a vehicle’s engine improves ELD compliance with the hours of service rules and simplifies the overall record-keeping process.
This online Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Basics course is designed to inform the basics of ELD device use, technical specifications of logging devices, and driver and carrier responsibilities.
After completing this course, learners should have an understanding of:
- Which drivers are required to use an ELD
- The system and device requirements
- How to comply with records management and roadside inspections
- Rule provisions for carries in regards to supporting documents and harassment prevention
This online Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Basics course covers the following topics:
- Approved ELD Devices
- Technical Specifications including Record Retention, Roadside Inspections and Duty Changes & Driver Entries
- Carrier Responsibilities
Approximately 30 minutes
A mark of 80% must be achieved to pass this course. The course can be taken three times to achieve the pass mark.
Certificate of Completion
Upon successful completion of this online course, learners can download a certificate of completion that is also available for printing.
This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.