Time to switch from your AOBRD to an ELD
The AOBRD’s that had been grandfathered into the ELD mandate are soon to expire! The FMCSA had given fleets two years from December 16, 2017 when ELD’s became mandatory in the United States, to update the units in their vehicles from AOBRD’s to ELD’s.
AOBRD (Automatic On-Board Recording Device) was allowed after the December 2017 ELD deadline provided it was installed prior to December 17, 2017.
The extension for the AOBRD’s deadline is about to run out. As of December 16, 2019, anyone running a AOBRD system will have to change over to ELD. If your current HOS tracking device runs both technologies (such as the system from KeepTruckin) you’ll just have to change your device over to ELD mode. If you are running a device that only has AOBRD technology, then you’ll be looking to purchase new ELD’s for your fleet.
Remember: Even if you are a Canadian commercial driver, if you drive in the U.S. you need to meet their criteria. So Canadian commercial motor vehicle drivers will need to update their AOBRD units to ELD’s by December 16, 2019, as well.
It’s time to move over and learn some new technology for those who managed to put off learning something new for the last couple of years! We recommend not waiting until the last minute. It will be a lot easier to start training your drivers and staff on it now when the pressure is off and the deadline a couple months in the future.
As well, if you are purchasing new ELD’s for your fleet you’ll beat the rush at deadline time when all the procrastinators are making inquiries with companies for units. You’ll avoid downtime if you’re waiting on all your vehicles to be outfitted with ELD devices.
If you’re still looking for an ELD solution, we highly recommend our partner KeepTruckin. They offer great devices at an affordable rate. You can check out their product here as well as compare prices for other ELD service providers.
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You can reach out today and one of our agents would be pleased to help you get set up with a Keep Truckin’s ELD solution that fits your needs and budget!