By December 18, 2017, commercial drivers will be federally mandated to manage and log their Hours of Service (HOS) digitally and automatically with an Electronic Logging Device (ELD). Fleetmatics, A Verizon Company and Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) magazine have partnered to help companies prepare for the ELD mandate deadline by hosting an open webinar on August 29, 2017Countdown to ELD: Getting Your Burning Questions Answered is an opportunity for companies and industry experts to discuss common compliance concerns and confusion about the upcoming ELD mandate.

During the webinar, content will be presented in an open forum format, enabling attendees to bring their ELD questions and concerns to a panel of experts and their peers, for thoughtful discussions. Topics will include technical, operational and legal requirements, as well as common automatic on-board recording device (AOBRD) related questions and concerns. Panel experts include Deborah Lockridge, editor-in-chief of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Kelly Frey, vice president, product marketing for Fleetmatics and Avery Wise, president of TransComply.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) ELD requirements are intended to help allow for a safer, easier and faster way of accurately tracking and managing records of duty status (RODS), and minimize human error of completing daily HOS logs by hand. Any commercial motor vehicle carrier or driver subject to the ELD rule must be electronically recording hours of service by the deadline, and the companies that employ them will need to purchase and integrate an ELD solution by the same deadline.

"We're creating a community of drivers and companies that are all sharing a common goal of getting an ELD solution in place before December," said Fleetmatics' Frey. "There's still a lot of confusion and uncertainty out there about the ELD mandate and having the opportunity to chat through some of those concerns with experts and peers in an open forum will be invaluable."

A corresponding ebook created from questions presented during the webinar will be provided to attendees.

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Originally posted on Automotive Fleet