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August 31, 2017

FMCSA Announces Electronic Logging Devices Implementation Timeline

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) recently announced that the Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) compliance deadline is set for December 18, 2017. However, the out-of-service criteria will not go into effect until April 1, 2018. 

Inspectors and roadside enforcement personnel will begin documenting violations on roadside inspection reports and may issue citations to commercial drivers operating vehicles without a compliant ELD. Beginning April 1, 2018, inspectors will start placing commercial motor vehicle drivers out of service if their vehicle is not equipped with the required device. Carriers may continue to use a grandfathered automatic onboard recording device until December 16, 2019.

Visit FMCSA’s ELD implementation website for more information about the ELD rule.

For questions, contact Ken Gilliland at (949) 885-2267.