ELD vs AOBRD Mode for Drivers

    Audience Fleet Admins, Fleet Managers
    Applies To ELD Mode, AOBRD Mode



    Note: The deadline for switching from AOBRD to ELD was December 16, 2019.

    Both ELD Mode and AOBRD Mode define the compliance mode of a vehicle and determine which compliance product applies to your business. As a driver, you will need to contact your Motive Fleet Admin to select the right compliance mode for your fleet. 

    Under the ELD Mode, the device (Vehicle Gateway) is fully compliant with all of the ELD specifications and the following settings apply by default:

    • Fleet Users are only allowed to assign driving time to co-drivers.
    • Fleet Users and drivers are not allowed to shorten automatically recorded drive time by reclassifying the time.
    • Vehicle motion threshold is 5 mph and cannot be moved.
    • Drivers are able to transmit an output file to an officer at the roadside.

    Fleets that choose to continue using the AOBRD product for acceptable reasons have three additional settings to choose from:

    • Allow drivers to reclassify driving time to yard move / personal conveyance.
    • Allow driving events to be re-assigned to any driver.
    • Adjust the dial on the Vehicle Motion Threshold from 5 mph to 15 mph.

    If you have any questions regarding which compliance mode you should be running under, please reach out to your local FMCSA officer.




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