ELECTRONIC LOGGING DEVICES
What you need to know...
What are the key requirements of the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule?
The ELD rule:
Who must comply with the electronic logging device (ELD) rule?The ELD rule applies to most motor carriers and drivers who are currently required to maintain records of duty status (RODS) per Part 395, 49 CFR 395.8(a). The rule applies to commercial buses as well as trucks, and to Canada- and Mexico-domiciled drivers.
The ELD rule allows limited exceptions to the ELD mandate, including:
What electronic logging device (ELD) user documentation must be onboard a driver’s commercial motor vehicle?Beginning on December 18, 2017, a driver using an ELD must have an ELD information packet onboard the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) containing the following items:
Prior to December 18, 2017, FMCSA recommends that drivers have the user’s manual, malfunction instruction sheet, and graph-grids.
For a full list of ELD frequently asked questions,
visit the FMCSA website's ELD Section HERE.