Q. What will happen during a roadside inspection when I have an ELD instead of a paper log?

By Team Writer / May 7, 2017

If you have a paper log mistakes, intentional or otherwise, can easily be made. These are often falsified. With an ELD this is going to be much harder. This talks about how an ELD will change roadside inspections of your vehicle. It’s good to know if you’re a driver since this is the future of the profession.

Key Takeaways:

  • Fleets would be wise to make sure all their drivers are well educated about the information they need to provide during an inspection.
  • Drivers must be able to transfer data for the last seven days and the current day.
  • It is the driver’s responsibility to display the log, and if the driver fails to do so, the officer will write the driver up for not having the log or not being trained on how to use the logging device

“To ensure that law enforcement is always able to receive the hours of service data during a roadside inspection, a driver must be able to provide either the display or a printout when an authorized safety official requests a physical display of the information.”


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