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December 16, 2015

Final US ELD Mandate Key Dates Published

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published the Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service Supporting Documents Final Rule with the effective date of February 16, 2016.

When the rule was announced on December 10, 2016, FMCSA said carriers and drivers would have two years from the effective date to comply.  In the final ELD rule the compliance date is December 18, 2017.  So technically, the compliance window is two years from December 18, 2015.

It is important to note that petitions for reconsideration can be submitted until January 15, 2016.

December 10, 2015

Final Electronic Logging Device Rule in the US is Now a Reality

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced on December 10, 2015 that the electronic logging device (ELD) regulation for hours of service (HOS) and record of duty status (RODS) is final.

The ELD Rule covers the following four key areas:
  1. Mandates ELDs for drivers currently using RODS and a two-year adoption period;
  2. New supporting document requirements for carriers and drivers to comply with HOS regulations;
  3. Procedures and provisions to protect drivers from harassment resulting from ELD information; and
  4. Technology specifications for ELD performance and design requirements to ensure manufacturers are able to produce compliant devices and systems.