Driver Questions Regarding ELD & How to Answer Them
]As drivers transition from a paper-based recordkeeping system to an electronic one, there undoubtedly will be many questions that they will ask their supervisors and fleet managers along the way.
The following are seven of the top questions with guidance provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) website that we expect managers of regulated fleets to receive from their drivers during the run up to the ELD mandate and beyond.
1: What is an ELD and why do I need to bother?
Identification number for the driver, authenticated user, vehicle, & motor carrier
2: Will the system tell me when I’m out of time?
3: How will the ELD know that I’m driving?
4: If I’m out of time, can my employer require me to continue driving?
5: Will my personal Identification information be secure?
6: If I make a mistake in my log, can I correct it?
7: If the ELD loses its connection, what should I do?