Can a cell phone be used as an ELD?
Guidance: Yes, the rule does allow for the use of a mobile device (commonly called a portable or handheld unit). A portable ELD must be mounted in a fixed position during commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operation and visible to the driver from a normal seated driving position.
How much are electronic logging devices?
According to FMCSA, the average price of an ELD is about $495 per truck, with a range of $165-$832 per truck annually (as low as $15 per month, per vehicle).
Do Owner Operators have to use ELD?
There were three phases of the FMCSA ELD Mandate that were defined. In phase 2, drivers were considered to be in compliance if they were using an AOBRD. Yet, this is only a temporary state. Thus, to stay compliant, truckers including owner-operators are required to make the switch to ELDs as of December 2019.