FMCSA - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Adminstration

Welcome to the ELD Home Page

Electronic logging devices (ELDs) are intended to create a safer work environment for drivers of commercial motor vehicles, and make it easier and faster to accurately track, manage, and share data on driving and off-duty time.

ELD providers, motor carriers and drivers, and FMCSA enforcement partners all have vital roles in ensuring a smooth ELD implementation. See the links below to access ELD news and information specifically for you.

ELD Providers

Access all the information you need to develop, test, and register your electronic logging device.

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Drivers and Motor Carriers

Are you subject to the ELD rule? Learn about the rule and download resources to help you and your company use ELDs to track your hours of service.

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FMCSA Enforcement Partners

Review FMCSA training materials on ELD exemptions, the AOBRD grandfather clause, requesting and reviewing HOS data, and more.

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Working
Together to Make
Roads Safer

FMCSA is committed to providing manufacturers, carriers, and drivers with the information they need to stay compliant with the ELD rule.

To implement the ELD rule, FMCSA relies on our partnerships to ensure a smooth transition.

FMCSA…

  • Ensures that drivers of commercial motor vehicles get the rest they need to drive safer by publishing, educating on, and enforcing the ELD rule.
  • Provides methods for testing to assist manufacturers in creating compliant ELDs.
  • Trains enforcement personnel on requesting HOS data from ELDs and reviewing electronic driver logs for HOS violations.
  • Works with manufacturers to rectify ELDs found not meeting the minimum requirements or, when necessary, removes non-compliant devices from the list of self-certified ELDs.

ELD providers…

  • Certify that their devices meet the specifications in the ELD rule in order for their devices to appear on the FMCSA list of self-certified ELDs.
  • Maintain the accuracy of their device registration, informing FMCSA of any major changes or enhancements.
  • Ensure the security of their devices and work with carriers to quickly resolve any technical malfunctions or issues.

Motor Carriers/Drivers…

  • Use the list of self-certified ELDs to decide which ELD is right for their business needs.
  • Train drivers on using ELDs to track and share records of duty status.
  • Make sure ELDs are functioning properly in all non-exempt vehicles.

View ELD Files with Web eRODS

The Electronic Record of Duty Status (eRODS) software presents ELD data in a standardized format, regardless of the device used to record it or the method of transfer.

NEW: Users can now access a Web-based version of eRODS.

Enforcing Hours-of-Service

FMCSA is tracking the impact ELDs are having on industry compliance with hours-of-service regulations. As you can see in the graph, hours-of-service violations have fallen steadily with ELD rollout. These critical regulations ensure that CMV drivers get the breaks they need, increasing the safety of everyone on the road.

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We will continue to update this information as additional data becomes available.

Making Roads Safer

ELDs help create a safer work environment, ensuring that drivers take the breaks they need.

FMCSA estimates that ELDs will result in:

  • 1,844 crashes avoided annually
  • 562 fewer injuries per year
  • 26 lives saved each year

ELDs are an important tool to help the motor carrier industry comply with critical Hours-of-Service regulations that improve safety on our Nation’s roads by making sure drivers get the breaks they need.

NOTE: The information provided on this website is to help promote understanding of and compliance with the ELD rule - it is not a substitute for the specific requirements documented in the rule.