Ease the implementation of electronic logging devices under FMCSA compliance. The mandate will be enforced in three phases. Phase 1 runs through December 18, 2017 and is focused on awareness and transition to ensure carriers are drivers are ready to implement and phase out old processes in place of ELDs. Introducing a new technology to a virtually technology-free workplace and workforce can be daunting. Drivers have been using manual logging processes for decades, and the implementation of ELDs requires driving training and support. Since drivers are typically out on the road, it can be even more challenging to provide one-on-one support. If an ELD tablet isn’t working properly, a driver will often have to ship it by mail and wait for a new one to arrive, potentially losing time on the road.