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Here at DriveELD we created a blog with the goal of answering the ELD questions of drivers and carriers and creating material to help them out as much as possible. If you have an ELD question you want us to answer, call 1-866-623-7483 or Contact Us.

What you need to know for the Canadian ELD Mandate

The Canadian ELD mandate is on its way, and it’s time for drivers and carriers in Canada to start looking ahead to how that will affect them. Although there’s no date set in stone, it’s projected that ruling will be released in June 2019, with the initial...

Why you should switch from AOBRD to ELDs

On December 16th, 2019, all AOBRD (automatic onboard recording device) users will need to make the switch to ELDs if they still haven’t. Many drivers and companies have been reluctant to make the switch because AOBRDs offer more flexibility relative to the stricter...

Identifying Diagnostic Port Type

Here at DriveELD we have found that drivers are often unsure of what type of diagnostic port their truck has. There are a few ways to find out that we wanted to show you. First there are three main types of diagnostic ports, 6-pin (J1708), 9-pin (J1939), and OBDII’s....

What do I have to have in my truck?

Are you all setup with an Electronic Logging Device (ELD), but still confused on what needs to physically be in your truck? According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) as of December 18th, 2017 a driver using an ELD must have the following...


Both automatic onboard recording devices (AOBRDs) and electronic logging devices (ELDs) are devices that plug into a vehicle and record data. The device talks to a smart phone or tablet either through or wire or wirelessly. Because of their similarities it is hard to...

30-minute Break Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) 30-minute break rule for commercial motor vehicles (CMV) drivers came into effect July 1, 2013. The 30-minute break rule essentially says that if a driver has been driving continuously for 8 hours, he needs...

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