Enforcement of Electronic Logging Devices Begins April 1

Effective April 1, 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a branch of the Department of Transportation, will begin enforcement of the following if a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) driver is found not using an electronic logging device (ELD) or automatic onboard recording device (AOBRD), which is required while operating a CMV.

• The driver could be cited for not properly recording duty status.
• The driver will remain out-of-service for 10 hours (8 hours for passenger carriers).
• After the 10 hours have lapsed and the driver obtains a copy of the citation and/or inspection report, and all other requirements of the stop are met, the driver is allowed to travel to their final destination.
• The driver shall not be dispatched again without an ELD.

Repeat offense – If the same driver is found again not using an ELD or compliant device, the same procedure will apply and the motor carrier will be subject to further enforcement action.

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This update is not intended to be exhaustive. Readers should contact legal counsel for legal advice.