According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), commercial truck and bus drivers must follow the HoS (hours-of-service) regulations by employing ELDs (electronic logging devices).

What is ELD?

Electronic logging device (ELD) is an electronic solution that allows professional truck drivers and commercial motor carriers to efficiently record and track their hours of service (HOS).

The FMCSA amended the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to optimize performance and design standards for hours of service (HOS) ELDs. The ELD decision was released by the FMCSA on December 16, 2015 with a 516-page mandate.

Timeframe for Compliance

To phase-in the use of ELDs, the FMCSA has set out two specific implementation deadlines.

  • By December 18, 2017, all affected motor carriers and drivers must use either an ELD or AOBRD (automatic onboard recording device).
  • By December 16, 2019, all motor carriers and drivers subject to the rule must use only ELDs.


What ATrack Has Prepared For You

AX9 is a vehicle telematics device suitable for light duty, medium duty, and heavy duty trucks with dual OBDII and J1939 compatibility. Installation is plug & play, making AX9 ideal for large enterprise fleets and independent owner-operators alike. It conforms to the ELD mandate requirements for Vehicle Interface hardware, with ability to obtain data parameters such as engine status, engine hours, odometer, RPM, VIN, and diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) that can be wirelessly transmitted to a tablet’s ELD application via Bluetooth LE 4.0. ATrack also  has strategic  partnerships with FMCSA certified ELD software companies.


AX9 has a miniUSB interface used for device configuration, or to connect our adaptor cables:

  • RS3A – miniUSB–to-RS232 serial, used to connect a Garmin FMI/Dispatching unit or RFID reader for Driver ID and Journey Management.
  • RS4A – miniUSB–to-RS232 serial, digital input and 1-Wire, used to connect Garmin FMI unit or RFID reader, SOS button or Business/Private Trip switch and 1-Wire iButton for driver identification.
  • RS5A – miniUSB–to-Digital Input, used to connect SOS button or Business/Private Trip Switch.

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