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ELD - What to Know
- On December 18, 2017, the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate will go into effect.
- After Dec. 18, 2017, if you don’t have an AOBRD or ELD the violation will be cited, and a driver could be fined, but they won’t be put out of service
- Out of Service enforcement will begin April 1, 2017
- The current Hours of Service (HOS) rules will stay the same.
- Many trucking company owners claim they will wait to implement the ELD in their truck – this may cause a surge in device orders in the final weeks create a shortage in product and delay in shipments.
- Fleets already equipped with electronic logging technology will have until December 2019 to ensure compliance with the published specifications.
- Less Administrative Work - Fleet administrators and drivers will have lesser paperwork to deal with as ELDs automatically track and record the movement of vehicles and important pieces of information.
- Easier Communication Between Managers and Drivers - Dispatchers can get real-time updates of their drivers’ locations, progress, and estimated time of arrival.
- Crash Prevention - The FMCSA, for its part, has claimed on its website that ELDs are expected to prevent at least 26 deaths and 562 injuries annually.
- Faster Inspections - Everything becomes digital, making it easier for inspectors to review drivers’ records. As a result, road inspections are completed significantly faster, and drivers can get back on the road sooner.
- Drivers that only had to fill out a log eight or fewer days out of the last 30 days. This would include “short-haul” drivers that normally operate under the 100 and 150 air-mile exceptions and intermittent drivers.
- Drivers operating a vehicle older than the model year 2000. This also applies to the model year 2000 and newer vehicles that do not have the original engine in them, if the engine serial number indicates that the engine is older than the model year 2000.
- Drivers operating a vehicle that is part of a driveaway/towaway shipment.
- Drivers driving or towing a recreational vehicle that is part of a driveaway/towaway shipment.
- Drivers who are driving a truck that was rented for eight days or less.