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Compliance? We’ve Got You Covered.

New regulations for electronic logging devices (ELDs) mandate the use of ELDs for records of duty status. So what does that mean for your fleet? Peace of mind. Because whether your fleet is comprised of heavy trucks or delivery vans, Geotab has everything you need to meet compliance.
In fact, we make ELD as easy as 1-2-3:
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We’re the go-to source for everything you need to know about ELDs.
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We provide leading-edge solutions to help you meet compliance with ease.
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We’re in this together. We offer support for your fleet when you need it.



Countdown to Implementation Deadline:
December 18, 2017



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Why Geotab?

For more than 15 years, Geotab has brought innovation, expertise and open platform technology to businesses of all sizes — including Fortune 500 companies and North America’s largest fleets. With 120+ engineers on staff, nearly 1 million devices in operation and over 2 billion points of data collected daily, Geotab consistently ranks among the top leaders in technology innovation. We can help you meet compliance, optimize your fleet, increase productivity and much more.

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Get the Facts

What's an ELD?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) defines an electronic logging device (or ELD) as “technology that automatically records a driver’s driving time and other aspects of the hours-of-service (HOS) records.” Geotab Device Data Truck

What’s the ELD Rule?

According to the FMCSA, the ELD rule will “improve roadway safety by employing technology to strengthen commercial truck and bus drivers with hours-of-service regulations that prevent fatigue."

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This is a Win-Win for Your Fleet.

ELDs are your friend. Why? Because they will actually help you save time, money and lives by letting you do the following:

  • Cut down on paperwork, saving time and money
  • Reduce administration costs
  • Increase the efficiency of record-keeping and inspections
  • Minimize violations, prevent accidents and save lives
  • Deliver real-time access to information
  • Show up-to-date logbook information to law enforcement/DOT
  • Improve your CSA safety ratings by managing the factors that drive your HOS BASIC score


What You Can Expect:


Will the ELD Rule Affect Your Fleet?

The short answer is “yes.” Basically, the ELD rule applies to all CMV carriers operating across state lines. Also, drivers who maintain 8 or more days of duty status logs (out of 30 days) will require an ELD. However, there are exceptions for drivers who aren’t required to keep records of duty status (RODS), as well as drivers who use:

  • RODS for not more than 8 days during any 30-day period
  • Vehicles older than model year 2000
  • Driveaway/towaway vehicles — as long as they are part of the shipment

How Much Time Do You Have?

There are two specific implementation deadlines:

By December 18, 2017:
All affected motor carriers and drivers must use either an ELD or AOBRD (automatic on-board recording device).

By December 16, 2019:
All motor carriers and drivers subject to the rule must use only ELDs. For more information on compliance, please visit the FMCSA’s website.

Geotab Drive Can Help

Ready to Meet ELD Compliance? Look No Further than Geotab Drive.

Geotab Drive is our FMCSA-compliant solution for Hours of Service (HOS), Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting and driver identification. The smart driver app syncs data between the Geotab GO device and a tablet to provide numerous functions, such as automatic duty status changes and violation alerts, among others, and complete end-to-end inspection workflow. Geotab Drive is compatible with the Geotab GO6 and GO8 devices, IOX-USB, and Android or iOS.
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Fleet Compliance Management:
DVIR, HOS, IFTA

Ready to Meet ELD Compliance? Look No Further than Geotab Drive.

When it comes to technology and staying compliant with regulations set forth by the FMCSA, it is essential to choose a partner to grow with. Learn how Geotab makes it easy to stay ahead of potential issues by bringing together telematics solutions that are easy to use with in-cab mobile connected device choices that make tracking a turnkey program.





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Support and Resources


Want to learn more about ELD compliance, what it means for your fleet and
how Geotab can help? View the resources below.
ELD Blogs

Smartphone ELDs are the Future of Trucking but Beware of the Limitations

2017/08/16
Six Problems with Smartphone or Tablet ELDs and How to Overcome Them

ELD Exemptions: Frequently Asked Questions

2017/02/28
Learn who is exempt from the ELD rule.

ELD Self-Certification: Is Geotab ELD Compliant?

2017/05/23
What is ELD self-certification? The FMCSA requires manufacturers to register their own ELD devices and certify that they conform to the ELD final rule.

How Geotab Cloud ELD Works

2017/08/11
Everything you need to know about what Geotab Cloud ELD is and how it works

How to Get More From Your Electronic Logs

2017/07/28
Learn all about E-logs and how to leverage them for better productivity, safety and efficiency.

ELD Rollout Checklist: Tips for a Successful Implementation

2017/03/30
Download a free checklist and get tips for a successful ELD rollout, including updating your Hours of Service policy and procedures.
ELD White Paper


Understanding the FMCSA’s Final Rule on ELDs

Get a comprehensive overview of ELDs and compliance for fleets.
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Geotab Drive: All-in-one Driver Compliance Solution

Discover how Geotab Drive goes the extra mile to help your fleet meet ELD regulations.