FMCSA issues notes on electronic logging devices

Sept. 7, 2016

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said carriers and drivers subject to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) who are using paper logs or logging software, must transition to ELDs by December 17, 2017.

[Carriers and drivers using automatic onboard recording devices (AOBRDs) before December 18, 2017, may continue using AOBRDs through December 16, 2019.]

Prior to purchasing an ELD, carriers and drivers should confirm that the device is CERTIFIED and REGISTERED with FMCSA and listed at this website:

Devices not vendor-certified by manufacturers and registered with FMCSA may not be compliant with the FMCSRs.

For complete information on the ELD Final Rule, see: