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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.

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...

AOBRD vs ELD

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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