Electronic Logging Device mandate draws near


The two-year window given by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is coming to a close and it’s time for construction material companies and drivers to embrace compliance with the new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate. Even though the official date is set for December 18, 2017, there’s still a lot of confusion around what it means to be ELD compliant and who, exactly, falls under the mandate.

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There’s been no shortage of product development and engineering geared to concrete and aggregate delivery vehicles since last year’s Trucks & Components feature, especially with recent World of Concrete and ConExpo-Con/Agg shows. During the latter, Trimble announced its ConnectedTablet, along with a first-of-its-kind Enterprise Recording feature for the TrimFleet Communicator, and XL Specialized Trailers showed a prototype of its new lightweight bottom dump.

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