AOBRDs vs. ELDs: The Key Differences

using an AOBRD or ELDs for electronic logging

One of the major components of the upcoming Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate is the compliance deadline.

In the case of the ELD mandate, there are two dates to be aware of: for fleets running with paper logs today, they have until December 18, 2017 to implement electronic logs, either through an Automatic Onboard Recording Device (AOBRD) or ELD. If a fleet opts for an AOBRD solution (or already has one in place today), they will have until December 16, 2019 to make the switch to ELDs.

This has left many wondering: “what is the difference between these two types of electronic logging solutions?” Whether you use paper logs today or already have an AOBRD, there are several variations between AOBRDs and ELDs, including items related to device functionality, display configurations and operational settings.

Curious about what these differences are? We have compiled the comprehensive chart below that shows what the notable changes are from AOBRDs to ELDs. There is also a downloadable version of this chart, so you can print a copy to use as a handy reference guide.

At PeopleNet, we are committed to helping fleets like yours gain compliance with the mandate and implement technology that can increase efficiencies and increase safety. For all things related to the ELD mandate, visit our ELD Resource Page for additional information.

AOBRD vs. ELDs Chart

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