Property-carrying commercial motor vehicle drivers operating their vehicle without a required registered electronic logging device (ELD) or a grandfathered automatic onboard recording device (AOBRD) will be placed out of service for 10 hours, now that the April 1 “hard enforcement” deadline has passed on the electronic logging device mandate.
ELD violations will be recorded on a roadside inspection report and the driver may be cited (issued a violation ticket or a civil penalty) for failing to have a required electronic record of duty status, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance said in an announcement.
Please note that motor carriers that installed and used an AOBRD prior to December 18, 2017, may install and use additional ELD-capable devices with complaint AOBRD software after December 18, 2017. These AOBRDs may be used until December 16, 2019, and must meet the requirements of 49 CFR 395.15.
The ELD footnotes 11-14 in Part I of the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria are now in effect, which means that drivers operating CMVs with violations related to ELD compliance in those footnotes will be placed out of service for 10 hours, then permitted to continue, as outlined above.
CVSA emphasized that the ELD mandate does not change the underlying hours-of-service requirements.