What is the ELD mandate about?

The ELD mandate is a federal mandate requiring commercial truck drivers and motor carriers to use DOT-certified electronic logging devices to track their HOS (Hours of Service) automatically and accurately.

The mandate came about from the Congress enacting the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century bill (MAP-21). On that same bill, one of the provisions included by the Congress required the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to create a regulation mandating the truck drivers who are required to record their RODS to use ELDs.