UNTIL ELD MANDATE IS IN FULL EFFECT
The ELD rule applies to motor carriers and drivers who are required to keep records of duty service (RODS). An ELD is technology that automatically records a driver’s driving time and other aspects of the hours-of-service (HOS) records. This allows easier, more accurate HOS recordkeeping. An ELD monitors a vehicle’s engine to capture data on whether the engine is running, whether the vehicle is moving, miles driven, and duration of engine operation (engine hours). With an ELD, law enforcement can review a drivers hours of service by retrieving the data through a data transfer, viewing the ELD’s display screen, or by a printout from the ELD. Manufacturers must self-certify that ELDs meet technical standards in the ELD rule and register with the FMCSA. Motor carriers and drivers must choose only ELDs that are certified and registered on FMCSA’s website, as other devices may not be compliant.
The ELD rule applies to motor carriers and drivers who are currently required to keep records of duty service (RODS) under the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations. Drivers who use the time card exception, and don’t keep paper RODs, will not be required to use ELDs. The following drivers may keep paper RODS:
- Drivers who keep RODS no more than 8 days during any 30-day period.
- Driveaway-towaway drivers (transporting a vehicle for sale, lease, or repair), provided the vehicle driven is part of the shipment or the vehicle being transported is a motor home or recreational vehicle trailer.
- Drivers of vehicles manufactured before model year 2000. However, a carrier can choose to use an ELD, even if it is not required.
HOW DO OFFICERS REVIEW AND REQUEST HOURS-OF-SERVICE RECORDS DURING A ROADSIDE INSPECTION?
IS YOUR ELD PROVIDER REGISTERED THROUGH FMCSA?
WHO SHOULD YOU TRUST?
FMCSAFETY accepts partnership affiliations and endorses a very limited number of FMCSA-Certified ELD Providers only after extensively researching their hardware, software, back office, customer support, pricing model, and installation process to ensure our clients receive the most reliable and affordable electronic logging devices. Contact us to speak to a representative to learn which of our reputable ELD Providers best fit your needs and get assistance in transitioning from AOBRD to ELD by the December 16th deadline.