ELD and Hours of Service (HOS) Guidelines
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires interstate commercial truck and bus companies to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in their vehicles to improve compliance with the safety rules that govern the number of hours a driver can work by December 2017. These new laws create opportunities for us to help our customers to be compliant.
General Hours of Service Guidelines
- Drivers may drive up to 11 hours but are limited to 14 hours in a duty period
- Drivers must take a mandatory 30 minutes break by their eighth hour of coming on duty
- The 14-hour duty period may not be extended with off-duty time for breaks, meal and fuel stops, etc.
- Drivers can restart the 7-day period once per every 168-hour work week*, by taking at least 34 consecutive hours off with two consecutive periods of 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.
- Each duty period must begin with at least 10 hours off-duty
- Drivers may work no more than 60 hours on-duty in seven consecutive days
SensLynx Hours of Service (HOS)/ELD Solution
SensLynx provides a device that works with our solution and ensures FMCSA compliance and delivers superior safety and productivity for fleets.
Know On-Duty Hours Left
See available time for each driver to make important logistics decisions.
Ensure DVIRs are Completed
Keep up-to-date on preventative maintenance to decrease vehicle downtime and extend vehicle life cycles.
Improve Driver & Public Safety
Monitor driver behavior, hours on duty, and reduce driver distractions from dispatch.
Eliminate Common Violations
Drivers will all have accurate e-logs, take all required breaks, and will keep maintenance up-to-date.
Eliminate Paper Forms
Eliminate the cost of paper forms and the errors associated with paper logs.
Improve Payroll & Billing Accuracy
Know every time drivers login and log out of the vehicle with time-stamped data for precise payroll and billing.
Is your ELD product approved?
Yes, our Driver Log Blue link is listed and approved on the FMSCA List.
Can the ELD be sold separately?
YES, the ELD system is compliant with Electronic Driver Logs.
Note: But without the GPS portion, you would not have the IFTA reports.
What is the warranty on the Blue Link Unit?
Do I have to outfit all the trucks with ELD?
No, only the ones that are required to have ELD.
Is there a login and password for the ELD Only site?
No, we use the secured link method that we showed you.
If the customer has ELD only, they will still log in to SensLynx fleet and go to Data Admin site.
Why doesn’t SensLynx Fleet supply the Tablet as a Bundled System?
It extremely difficult and costly to manage inventory in the ever-changing tablet world. Plus, we expect a majority of the customers to work with their current cellular equipment and service provider.
Can we get assistance with Demos till we learn the system?
YES, the SensLynx Fleet Sales team is ready to assist.