FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is an ELD?

An ELD (electronic logging device), helps professional truck drivers and commercial motor carriers easily record and transmit data to be compliant with the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration).

How does ELD benefit me?

You can save $705 in filing fees and 18 hours per year in time spent logging and filing.

How does it affect me?

Drivers must keep track of their Hours of Service (HOS), a mandate that goes into affect December 2017 requires drivers to use ELDs.

What are the key requirements of the ELD?

  • Automatically capturing federally mandated data, such as geolocation, date and time, miles driven, duration of engine operation, and if the vehicle is moving
  • Automatically transmitting data to office personnel and FMCSA

Who must comply with the electronic logging device (ELD) rule?

The ELD rule applies to most motor carriers and drivers who are currently required to maintain records of duty status (RODS). The rule applies to commercial buses as well as trucks, and to Canada and Mexico domiciled drivers. (per FMCSA- see their website for exceptions.)

What is the deadline for the ELD Mandate?

Carriers and drivers subject to the rule must be in full compliance by December 16, 2019.

Why choose Simple Truck ELD?

Simple Truck ELD was developed by the team that brought you Simple Truck Tax for filing your 2290.

What are the set up fees?

Simple Truck ELD has no set up fees.

Are there additional fees?

Simple Truck ELD has no hardware, installation or cancellation fees.

Do I get a discount for being a Veteran?

As our thank you, veterans will receive a 15% discount with proof of military service. (See our Pricing page for details.)

What if I want to cancel my service?

Simple Truck ELD offers flexible subscription plans/ no contracts. You can cancel at any time without fees or penalties. (See our Pricing page for details.)

How does the Simple Truck ELD work?

  • Install our app on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Attach the provided ELD device.
  • Run the Simple Truck ELD app.
  • Start your rig and go.
  • Simple Truck ELD does the rest.

What kind of support will I get?

Simple Truck ELD has a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year United States based support team. Please feel free to contact us at any time!