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Automatic On-Board Recording Device
A device that electronically tracks HOS. Drivers and carriers that purchased AOBRDs would have to update or replace them to comply with the law.
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Commercial Motor Vehicle
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Electronic Logging Device
A device connected to a commercial motor vehicle’s engine that’s used to track the time a vehicle operates.
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Electronic On-Board Recorder
An earlier version of what’s now called an ELD. An EOBR is connected to a commercial motor vehicle’s engine to log Hours of Service (HOS).
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When an ELD automatically captures vehicle engine power status, vehicle motion status, miles driven, and engine hours.
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Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act - 2012 federal law aimed at reducing crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses. The ELD proposal was a direct result of the mandates included in MAP-21.
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When a driver uses a vehicle for personal use; An ELD can recognize the difference between driving and on-duty not driving, and automatically update status.
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Drivers and motor carrier support personnel must have proper “user authentication credentials” (e.g., username and password) to access ELD data.