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Electronic Logging Devices - ELD

Reliable ELD devices to prevent DOT violations

FMCSA-Certified ELD

Easy-to-use electronic logging devices highly rated by drivers, owner-operators and fleet managers.

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Never worry about ELD compliance again with a dedicated driver and fleet manager multilingual support.

Reliable Hardware

Install in minutes and connect your smartphone/tablet via USB or Bluetooth. Optional tablets w data are available.

What is an ELD?

ELD stands for Electronic Logging Device. ELD devices are mandated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to automatically record driving data for the purpose of managing hours of service (HOS) and record of duty status (RODS) reports.

What is the ELD Mandate?

The ELD mandate is the regulation issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and enforced by the Department of Transportation (DOT), that requires commercial motor vehicle drivers, subject to hours of service legislation, to record of duty status (RODS) electronically using a certified electronic logging device (ELD) by the end of December 2017.

Who must use an ELD?

Most Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) drivers who are required to maintain their records of duty status (RODS) per Part 395, 49 CFR 395.8(a) must use Electronic Logging Devices. The ELD Mandate applies not only to US-based CMV drivers but also to those who reside in Canada and Mexico. The rule affects various types of drivers who operate in the United States: 
 
  • Commercial Trucks Drivers
  • Commercial Bus Drivers
  • Owner-Operators

What are the ELD Exemptions?

Some drivers are not required to install and use electronic logging devices:

Short-Haul Exemption

CDL drivers who use 100 air-mile radius exception or non-CDL Drivers who use 150 air-mile radius exception are not required to keep RODS and may use timecards instead.

8-Day Exemption

Drivers who keep paper records of duty status for less than 8 days out of every 30 days

Pre-2000 Truck/Bus Exemption

Drivers of vehicles that are older than the model year 2000.

Driveaway-Towaway Exemption

Drivers who conduct drive-away-tow-away business where the product being delivered is the vehicle they drive.

ELD Logbook App To Rely On

Stay FMCSA compliant with easy to use/edit ELD app for drivers - Android & IOS supported.

Automate HOS

Prevent violations with automatic hours of service calculations & alerts

Manage/Edit Logs

Ensure HOS compliance with powerful electronic logbook management & editing

Manage/Edit DVIRs

Ensure vehicle safety with easy-to-create/edit electronic driver vehicle inspection reports

Get Driver Support

Resolve compliance issues faster with reliable on-road driver support

Get Driver Training

Learn how to keep accurate e-logs with HOS247 app during over-the-phone onboarding training

Maintain Compliance

Avoid costly violations by passing DOT inspections with FMCSA-registered ELD

Flexible plans whether you have 1 or 500 vehicles

Intuitive Fleet Manager Portal

Automate FMCSA compliance, increase fleet visibility & efficiency

HOS Compliance Monitoring

View/Edit Driver Logs, Vehicle Inspections

Prevent hours of service violations, increase safety and reduce DOT audit risk.

gps fleet tracking

Real-Time GPS, Location History

Increase fleet visibility and efficiency with advanced tracking telematics.

Add options as you grow when you need them

IFTA Mileage

Automate IFTA state mileage calculations, reduce human error and audit risk

Access Permissions

Manage permissions for fleet managers, compliance officers, drivers, accountants, brokers and customers

Vehicle Diagnostics

Streamline vehicle diagnostics with fault code detection and real-time notifications

Fleet Maintenance

Reduce vehicle breakdowns by scheduling preventative maintenance

Verified FMCSA Compliance

HOS247 is approved by the FMCSA as a certified ELD vendor. HOS247 ELD is compliant with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation 49 CFR § 385, 386, 390, and 395 regarding Electronic Logging Devices. 

Device Name: HOS247 ELD    Model Number: FLT2    ELD Identifier: ELD247  >   Verify the FMCSA registration

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Top-Rated Customer Support

Resolve ELD compliance issues faster with reliable driver & fleet manager support.

Multi-Channel Support 7 Days A Week

Get support when you need it the most via channels you prefer: phone, email, online chat, or self-service support center. 

Dedicated Support Manager

Get a personalized level of support for any account size. Dedicated support managers are assigned to assist you with installation, onboarding, compliance questions, troubleshooting, and more.

Multilingual Support Team

The multilingual team of ELD compliance experts makes communication easier than ever before. We speak English, Spanish, Russian, and Polish.

5/5
“Awesome app. Easy to install and use. Top notch customer service! I recommend it to everyone looking for an ELD.”

Abigail Freemantle
Schrader Co
5/5
“Great company to deal with. The support team is very responsive and competent. They provided a great deal of education for our company.”
Evgueni Stoupine
GMS Global Group
5/5
“Customer service is great. They helped me to set up everything and showed how to edit my logs. Thank you.”

Manuel Jenez
Owner-Operator
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How Does ELD Work?

Electronic logging devices are connected to engine control modules (ECM) via various diagnostic ports and synchronized with trucks/buses, driver apps, and the fleet manager portal. HOS247 ELD hardware is proven to be reliable, can be installed in minutes, and connected to most Android/IOS smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth or USB.

The HOS247 all-in-one electronic logging device (ELD) is a physical piece of hardware that connects to a vehicle’s diagnostic port (ECM). The HOS247 Electronic Logbook App is an electronic version of paper logs, which tracks driver behavior, vehicle performance hours-of-service and more.

When the HOS247 ELD is used with the HOS247 Electronic Logbook App, it tracks a driver’s driving time automatically, complying with the USDOT/FMCSA ELD Mandate that requires drivers to use them.

Drivers can use the HOS247 Electronic Logbook App to create DVIRs. The DVIRs created in the app can be accessed by fleet managers by viewing the HOS247 Portal (Dashboard).

Most likely, yes. You can make sure of this when you order your electronic logging device. The HOS247 ELD can be plugged into all standard 6-pin, 9-pin or OBDII diagnostic ports. For Mack or Volvo trucks made after 2013, HOS247 can provide special cable harnesses. For added safety, HOS247 also provides you with Y-cables to hide any cables behind the trim panel and out of the way of drivers’ legs.

Data overages aren’t a problem for users of HOS247 ELDs, as they typically use about 100 MB of data a month, making them an affordable option. Most cellular plans allow for 1-10 GB of data a month. That’s X times more data than the ELD uses.

No. Drivers can use both the HOS247 ELD and Electronic Logbook App while offline. If they need to back up data or share logs with their employer, however, they will need to connect to Wi-Fi. In order to avoid relying on public Wi-Fi or hotspots, HOS247 recommends having a cellular data plan to rely upon for regular usage.

A driver’s driving time will be automatically recorded as long as the driver connects their mobile device to the ELD via Bluetooth and the vehicle is registered in the HOS247 ELD App. A vehicle is considered to be in motion if it is traveling over 5 mph.

Yes, HOS 247 supports both. Drivers can use the app to select either Yard Move or Personal Conveyance as a special driving category. If the driver starts their route after selecting Personal Conveyance in the HOS247 App, the driving that the ELD records will be classified as Off-duty time. In contrast, if the driver starts their route after selecting Yard Move in the HOS247 app, the driving that the ELD records will be classified as On-duty time.

However, whether the Yard Move and Personal Conveyance categories are enabled for driver selection is up to the discretion of fleet managers, who can enable or disable it in the HOS247 Dashboard.

HOS 247 supports these basic HOS cycle rules:

  • USA: 60 hours in 7 days and 70 hours in 8 days
  • California: 80 hours in 8 days
  • Texas: 70 hours in 7 days
  • Canada South: 70 hours in 7 days and 120 hours in 14 days
  • Canada South Oil and Gas Cycles

HOS 247 also supports separate rules for property-carrying and passenger-carrying vehicles, where applicable. In addition, HOS 247 supports rules for carriers that use the oilfield operations exceptions under 49 CFR 395.1(d).

Yes, team driving is supported by the HOS247 ELD, but all drivers need their own HOS247 App accounts. Nonetheless, only one HOS247 ELD device is needed. The HOS247 ELD will simply record the driving time that is assigned to whoever first connects their HOS247 App to the ELD. Once they disconnect, the next driver will be able to connect using their own HOS247 app account. 

Yes, the HOS 247 Electronic Logbook App is compatible with most iPhones, iPads and Android devices. Android operating systems must be version 5.1 or later. iPhone and iPad operating systems must be version 8.0 or later. As mentioned earlier, it is possible to use such devices without access to a cellular connection, making it an affordable option for fleets with limited data, but they will need access to Wi-Fi in order to connect to the internet and synchronize with the HOS247 server.

No. For safety reasons, drivers are not able to access their logs when the vehicle is in motion and the HOS247 Electronic Logbook App is connected to the vehicle’s ELD. The screen will instead display how much driving time is left in their HOS cycle. As soon as the vehicle is stationary, however, the driver will be able to navigate the HOS247 App at will.

No. The HOS247 all-in-one ELD is easy to plug into a vehicle’s diagnostic port using the accompanying cable. The ELD device itself is placed upon the dashboard.

The HOS247 ELD and HOS247 Electronic Logbook App do not require cellular data in order to work effectively. Even while offline, the HOS247 ELD will always collect vehicle data and GPS data from the diagnostic port (ECM) of the vehicle. In addition, the ELD can still send the collected data to the driver’s HOS247 Electronic Logbook App. The data can then be synchronized and backed up to the HOS247 servers once the vehicle has left the area lacking cellular data service and the mobile device has access to cellular data or Wi-Fi.

The following items are included in the HOS247 ELD package:

  • The HOS247 ELD device (hardware) to be connected to the vehicle’s diagnostic port, along with the 6-pin, 9-pin or OBDII cable you chose when you placed your order
  • Simple installation instructions
  • A optional sticker to place on the vehicle, informing officers that the driver is using a HOS247 ELD
  • A reference card for complying with DOT regulations

The ELD records all driving time, regardless of whether the HOS247 App is connected to the HOS247 ELD Device. However, it will be classified as an Unidentified Driving Event if the driver forgets to connect the app to the ELD. The situation will be remedied when the driver is able to reconnect to the ELD via Bluetooth and is asked whether the Unidentified Driving Event was theirs. If the driver answers yes, their driving log will show that the driving time was theirs. If there is ever a time when the driver decides to reject the Unidentified Driving event, the fleet manager will be able to see it in the HOS247 Portal (Dashboard) in compliance with the current DOT rules.

Yes. The HOS247 ELD uses multiple prevention methods to prevent it from being tampered with. It also continues to record all driving time despite a driver not connecting their mobile device to the ELD over Bluetooth.

For roadside inspections, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) allows one of two telematics data transfer protocols: web services and email. HOS247 supports both.

Fleet managers and administrators can edit driver logs any time within the HOS247 Dashboard. Drivers can edit their logs within the HOS247 Logbook App any time within the preceding two weeks. 

If a fleet manager makes any edits to driver logs, the driver will be given the chance to use the HOS247 App to approve or reject their edits.

In the event a mistake is made, fleet managers and administrators are able to edit driver logs from the HOS 247 Dashboard. An owner-operator who wants to edit their log from a computer will need to register in the account as a fleet manager and then connect it to their driver account in order to edit their logs via computer.

User Manual​

Installation Guide

ELD Specs

HOS Guide

How Much Does ELD Cost?

Flexible pricing plans for fleets and owner-operators starting at just $17/month. Add feature options as you grow when you need them: upgrade, downgrade at any time.

Free Hardware Options

ELD devices provided at no cost with selected annual billing options

No Contract Commitment

We take customer satisfaction seriously - cancel anytime for any reason

14 Days Trial

Hassle-free 14-days return policy with a money-back guarantee

Dedicated ELD Options

Use your own tablet/smartphone or select all-in-one Dedicated ELD option

Why Switch To a Better ELD Provider?

Electronic logging devices are everywhere these days. It can be overwhelming to make the initial decision about which company to go with. However, trucking companies and owner-operators can always switch to a better option if they are unsatisfied with their current ELD provider for any number of reasons:

Get Better Customer Service

Getting in touch with customer service should not be an ordeal. Trucking companies need to be able to reach their representatives when they need them the most. After all, many truckers work around the clock so the perfect ELD service should too. When customer service suffers, it is time for companies to seek a better alternative.

Get Better User Interface

Having a DOT-approved ELD device is not the only thing that companies need to consider before signing up with a software company. Both fleet managers and drivers need to find an interface easy to use. This product is designed to eliminate many of the daily chores associated with organizing a trucking company. If the interface makes your daily tasks feel clunky and cumbersome, it is a sign that you need a better ELD solution.

Get Better Pricing With No Hidden Costs

When a bill for an electronic logging device usage finally arrives, the charges may be higher than anticipated. Unfortunately, pricing is not always transparent with many ELD companies. After the shock sets in, it is time to start searching for a new company that is more straightforward with the cost of doing business.

Whether you have 1 or 1000 vehicles, it is important to select the right technology partner from the start if you would like to grow your business and profits. Consider technology vendors that go above and beyond the standard ELD Mandate requirements, providing additional features that make fleet operations more efficient and successful.

Get Better Visibility w Advanced GPS Fleet Tracking

4G/LTE GPS fleet tracking technology grants you the ability to accurately track each one of your trucks in real-time. Pinpointing the location of each truck can minimize the number of phone calls that must be made to determine arrival times or to make new assignments. This feature also stores historical data so that office staff can analyze routes and monitor driver performance.

Reduce Labor Costs w IFTA Mileage Automation

Manual data entry is a thing of the past with the IFTA mileage reporting. This reduces the risk of human errors and allows companies to perform complex calculations much faster. With just one click, office managers can quickly identify the distance traveled by a jurisdiction.

Improve Operations w Dispatch Automation Technology

Sending drivers on new jobs used to require multiple phone calls while dispatchers juggled the logistics. Modern dispatch automation technologies allow fleet managers and dispatchers to assign a new job within seconds. They can quickly identify the nearest driver, spot potential traffic issues, and other pertinent details. From the convenience of the office, a dispatcher can monitor the progress along the route and determine when the assignment is completed. Dispatch services increase efficiency and allow for an even better customer service experience.

HOS247 is the clear winner when it comes to each of these categories. Our company is well-known for our outstanding customer service, our easy-to-use program, and our straightforward pricing. It is worth investigating what we could offer to your trucking company.

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PROVIDER VERIFICATION steps

How to choose an ELD?

Verify that an ELD model is listed on the FMCSA list of registered devices.
Verify that an ELD device meets all the specifications listed in the ELD Feature/Function checklist published by the FMCSA.
Verify if a vendor completed all steps from the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Test Plan and Procedures.
Check a vendor’ reputation by reading online reviews for their products and customer service.

ELD Checklist & ELD Test Plan/Procedures by the FMCSA

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ELD Mandate Compliance Timeline

The electronic logging device legislation has been in the works for decades. Below are a few important dates in the regulation timeline.

Introduction of AOBRDs

1988

Rules were introduced which defined AOBRDs and standardized how they will be used in the trucking industry. Automatic On-Board Recording Devices are just like Electronic Logging Devices, but they are differentiated by a few details. For instance, AOBRDs are not required to connect to the truck’s engine, however, ELDs must be connected to the engine by law.

Attempted Hours of Service Reform

2000

The FMCSA attempted to reform Hours of Service rules to mandate the use of ELDs. This first attempt was to mandate Hours of Service tracking with the use of ELD devices but it was shot down by court order in 2004.

ELD Announcement

Apr. 5th, 2010

The second attempt was made to make the use of ELD devices mandatory. The Department of Transportation announced a rule in the Federal Register that allowed the FMCSA to order the use of ELDs for those motor vehicle carriers who had issues with non-compliance with the HOS legislation.

Congress Act

Jul. 6th, 2012

The US Congress passed the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21 Act) which mandated the FMCSA to come up with a rule that will mandate the use of ELDs. They were also required to carry out a research study on how to best implement Electronic Logging Devices, and also address key concerns that surround the risk of Electronic Logging Devices being used to coerce or harass drivers.

Publication

Dec. 16, 2015

The final Electronic Logging Device mandate was issued by the FMCSA. This included guidelines for manufacturers on how to make compliant ELDs and the features that are required, provisions to safeguard the drivers from harassment, and rules on how to track Hours of Service while using an Electronic Logging Device.

General Compliance

Dec. 18, 2017

The date by which motor carriers were required to start using either an approved Electronic Logging Device, Automatic On-Board Recording Device, or Electronic On-Board Recorder.

Full Compliance

Dec. 16, 2019

Motor Vehicles currently equipped with an Automatic On-Board Recording Device or an Electronic On-Board Recorder must be upgraded/replaced by an Electronic Logging Device.

Compliance Updates

Apr. 1, 2020

Regular regulation updates are being published by DOT & FMCSA to ensure ELD compliance and enforcement.

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