Also, GPS tracking is an integral feature of ELD. It allows you to track the location of the truck, count the miles traveled and hours, fuel consumed. With special software, the driver can plan his route in the trip planner. This is an important technical feature for the back-end office, as it allows you to monitor and control the driver's work, keep track of the vehicle, which is useful for optimizing productivity and in case of an emergency.
When choosing an ELD, it is also important to pay attention to the storage of the received data. The best option is a cloud, which allows you to store large amounts of information, share access with other users, view data at any convenient time from a smartphone or laptop.
The electronic logging device provides an accurate record of the commercial driver's hours of operation. Thus, the main secret of excellent ELD performance is synchronization with the vehicle engine: a truck or a passenger bus. It is achieved through a direct connection to the commercial vehicle motor. For this, a cable is usually used that connects the electronic logging device with engine control modules. Then this hardware sends received information to an electronic logbook.
What is ELD performance concerning duty statuses? They are changed automatically depending on the duration of engine operation. When a truck starts running faster than 5 miles per hour, ELD switches into driving mode. If the vehicle does not move longer than 5 minutes the device sends a request to the driver with a demand to confirm the current status. If there is no answer during 1 minute, ELD turns on off-duty mode. Thus, the device always records the exact number of driving hours that cannot be falsified.