ELD Basics - Online Training Course

Interactive Training
25 minutes
Last Updated

Course Description

ELD Basics - Online Training Course

This course is designed to familiarize you with the basics of ELD device use, technical specifications of logging devices, and driver and carrier responsibilities.

  • The J. J. Keller's ELD Basics eLearning course covers the following topics:
    • ELD Use
      • Timeline
      • Approved ELD Devices
      • Who is Affected?
    • Technical Specifications
      • User Accounts
      • In-Cab Requirements
      • Data Capture
      • Duty Changes & Driver Entries
      • Creating the Record
      • Edits
      • Record Retention
      • Roadside Inspections
    • Carrier Responsibilities
      • Supporting Documents
      • Harassment Prevention
  • Intended Audience: Drivers who are currently required to complete paper logs and driver managers
  • Regs Covered: 49 CFR Parts 385, 386, 390, and 395
  • Length: 25 minutes
  • Copyright Date: 2017


System Req.

This course can be completed using a tablet device, such as an iPad or Android tablet. We do not recommend nor support using a mobile device with a screen size of fewer than seven inches, such as a smartphone.

To ensure full course functionality, your computer will need to meet or exceed the following requirements:

  • Windows XP operating system, or later
  • 128 MB of RAM
  • Speakers or headphones, soundcard or onboard audio source
  • Video card and monitor capable of a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Internet Explorer 8.0 and higher for PC / Mozilla Firefox 19 and higher for PC / Google Chrome 25 or higher for PC. If using a Mac desktop or laptop, Safari, Chrome, and Firefox typically work, however it is advised you install the latest version of those browsers as well as the latest version of Flash. 
    • Pop-up blockers must be disabled
    • JavaScript must be enabled
    • Flash Player 10, however, the latest version is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
    • Cookies must be allowed
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or higher
  • Minimum bandwidth availability of 1.5 Mbps. 3.0 Mbps or higher recommended.


After completing this course, learners will be able to:
  • Discuss which drivers are required to use an ELD and by when
  • Describe basic system and device requirements
  • Explain how drivers will comply with records management and roadside inspections
  • Review rule provisions for carriers in regards to supporting documents and harassment prevention