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Ask our panel of experts, Marc and Guy, any questions you may have around fleet safety, compliance, DOT audits, roadside inspections or CSA scores. 

Ask our panel of experts, Marc, Guy and Brayn, any questions you may have around fleet safety, compliance, DOT audits, roadside inspections, CSA scores, or installation best practices.

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Dear Marc,

The ELD is going into full effect at the end of this year and a lot of drivers are running on grand-fathered AOBRD. What is the common mistake drivers and carriers can make while choosing an ELD provider?

 

Dear Reader,

Probably the most significant mistake a motor carrier can make is not verifying if an ELD vendor is compliant with the ELD rule-making prior to signing the contract.

As you know, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) maintains a registry of devices that have been self-certified to meet the ELD specifications. The motor carrier is responsible for checking that their device is registered. Failing to do so can and will lead to issues at roadside or during an audit if FMCSA finds that the device being deployed is not compliant and/or not registered on the FMCSA site.

This includes checking the ELD registration and revocation list periodically.

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In the event that an ELD is removed from the registration list, FMCSA will make efforts to notify the public and affected users. Motor carriers and drivers are encouraged to sign up for ELD Updates to receive notifications when an ELD has been listed on the Revocation List.

Because this is essentially a “buyer beware” situation, motor carriers must also familiarize themselves with the ELD rule and use the FMCSA’s ELD checklist

ELD checklist

ELD vendors/manufacturers are also not required to notify motor carriers if a device has been removed from the ELD registration list, therefore this can also cause issues for motor carriers and their drivers at roadside or during an audit.

The above information is for informational purposes only, and should in no way be relied upon as legal advice.

  Apr 02, 2019     Marc Moncion

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Marc Moncion

Lead Expert - Fleet Complete

Marc is the Head of Safety, Compliance & Regulatory Affairs at Fleet Complete. He is an author and industry subject matter expert who has worked in numerous senior transportation management roles for over 25 years, including an Inspector for the MTO. Marc sits on several Federal/State/provincial regulatory bodies and frequently provides commentary on emerging technology, best practices and regulatory affairs. In addition, Marc is a commercial driver's licence (CCD) holder and can drive all types of commercial vehicles in North America.

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Guy Broderick

Guest Expert - APPS Transport Group

Guy is a Driver Recruiter/Training Supervisor and Social Media Specialist at APPS Transport Group. Certified under the WSIB guidelines and a member of JHSC, Guy is an integral force behind the company's impeccable driving record. The APPS Safety Team has achieved the highest rating of Commercial Vehicle Operator Registration (CVOR) given by the Ministry of Transportation in Ontario. Since 2010, Guy has written for and contributed to numerous publications and associations, as well as has been elected as Chair of Ontario College of Trades Tractor Trailer Driver Trade Board, recently re-elected as Chair for the TTSAO Carrier Group, has sat on numerous provincial industry committees and is a Award Winning Driver recognized on both sides of the border.

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Ask The Expert - Brayn Levi Gomez (professional installer)

 

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Guest Expert - Certified Professional Installer

Brayn transformed his passion and hobby of installing multimedia devices and car kits in luxury vehicles into a career in 2004. Since then, Brayn has installed thousands of electronics and GPS systems in a variety of vehicles and machines with or without a power source, even on bicycles. Bryan provides professional installation, re-installation and on-site technical services to Fleet Complete customers. Throughout his career, Brayn has encountered the effects of improper GPS system installation on the integrity of the vehicle and driver's safety, and offers his insights and tips to help ensure fleet managers and technicians are using best practices to install GPS equipment in their vehicles.