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ELD stands for Electronic Logging Device. ELD has been mandated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to replace the current paper logging for carriers subject to Federal Hours of Service (HOS) regulations as of December 18, 2017.
NOTE: InTouch Fleet Tracking Solutions CANNOT and WILL NOT provide information or answer questions regarding specific DOT regulations. Our scope is limited to the installation, operation and troubleshooting of the equipment and software for your mandated ELD.
Questions regarding which Drivers are subject to the Federal HOS Rules, how those rules apply, exemptions, CDL requirements, etc should be directed to the U.S. Department of Transportation for clarification. https://www.transportation.gov/
ELD requires certain equipment: a GPS tracking device that plugs into the vehicle OBD/JPOD port via a JPOD Y cable, a mounted tablet and the data cable that connects them. We sell all of this equipment, however clients are welcome to provide their own tablet. We’re happy to assist you in determining the correct tablet to use.
There are two software components to ELD: the InTouch ELD Admin Portal and the ELD Driver App. If you are also doing GPS tracking in addition to logging hours of service you will also have access to the InTouch GPS tracking Platform.
There are extensive help sections in both the ELD Driver app and Admin portal to assist with using both of these platforms, as well as a User Guide in the InTouch GPS tracking account. We highly recommend that you also schedule a personal one-on-one training session with our InTouch University Training team. Click on the “Schedule Training” link at the top of your GPS tracking account or call (800) 881-6343, extension 328.
Drivers will log into the Driver App, via the tablet. From here they will update their status, log their breaks and off duty time, enter DVIR (Driver-Vehicle Inspection Records) records, certify their logs (this is the electronic equivalent of signing a paper log) and if necessary edit the logs. Everything the Driver will need to do will be in this app. It includes a detailed Help section that the Driver can refer to as needed.
This portal allows Employers and other authorized personnel to view the ELD data entered by Drivers through the Driver app. Here you can view Driver Status, logs, violations, DVIRs, etc and can pull reports that can be saved for later viewing. This is also where you will need to do the necessary setup of entering your Drivers, Equipment, Terminals, and any Users who need to access the Admin portal.
InTouch GPS Tracking Platform
If you purchased the full InTouch Fleet Tracking Solution you will also have access to a GPS tracking platform.