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ELD Technical Specifications Public Meeting Materials | Show Less

Monday, January 13, 2020

On September 6, 2019, FMCSA hosted a public meeting on the ELD technical specifications. Participants attended in-person, or virtually via webinar. Materials from this meeting are available below.

Watch the webinar recording
Meeting minutes
Meeting agenda
Handout: ELD Data Transfer Requirements
Handout: Resources from FMCSA

Searchable ELD FAQs | Show Less

Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2019

The ELD website now offers an easier way to view the frequently asked questions on the ELD rule and technical specifications. The searchable FAQs allow you to browse by categories or search by key terms to quickly find the information you need.

Browse the ELD FAQs

ELD and eRODS Enforcement Training Available | Show Less

Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019

FMCSA has developed an interactive training course intended to educate FMCSA and State enforcement personnel. This introductory training covers how to work with a carrier or driver to obtain records of duty status (RODS) and provides a basic understanding of how to use the Electronic Records of Duty Status (eRODS) software to review hours-of-service (HOS) data transferred from an ELD.

Explore ELD background information, walk through the data transfer process for Roadside Inspectors and for Safety Auditors and Investigators, and learn how to use eRODS to locate and navigate a submitted ELD file.

View ELD and eRODS Enforcement Training

Interactive Training Courses Available | Show Less

Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019

FMCSA has developed two interactive ELD training courses, one for ELD providers and one for carriers and drivers, with important information to help you in your work with ELDs.

Carriers and Drivers
Review ELD basics, such as what an ELD is and what it does, and take a deeper dive into the data transfer methods, the difference between ELDs and AOBRDs, tips for using ELDs, and how to address technical issues should you encounter them.
View ELD Carrier and Driver Training

Learn about the ELD data transfer methods from a provider perspective, discover ways to use the ELD Provider Portal, and learn more about public keys, testing and registering your ELD, and maintaining your device’s compliance.
View ELD Manufacturer and Provider Training

Watch: ELD Q&A Sessions | Show Less

Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2019

In August 2019, FMCSA held a series of live question and answer sessions on electronic logging devices (ELDs). These sessions were held to help the motor carrier industry and ELD providers prepare for December 16, 2019, after which all motor carriers and drivers subject to the ELD rule must use ELDs to record driver hours-of-service data. Recordings of one of each of these sessions is available below.

Watch the Motor Carrier and Driver Q&A Session
Watch the ELD Provider Q&A Session


Electronic logging devices increase the accuracy of recording a driver’s hours of service. Learn more about how this technology is helping improve highway safety.

Harnessing techological changes in transportation is an important way that FMCSA seeks to meet our satefy mission.