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ELD MANDATE

What is the FMCSA’s ELD Mandate? We break it all down for you.

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The ELD Mandate: What We’ve Learned So Far

It has been over six months since the first electronic logging device (ELD) Mandate deadline passed. Since then, the FMCSA has granted new exemptions and guidance, and the hard deadline has been enforced. In a recent webinar, Omnitracs and former FMCSA administrator and CEO of TransSafe Consulting Annette Sandberg joined Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine to discuss what we’ve learned about the mandate so far. Here are some key highlights that fleets should note. ELD enforcement challenges Drivers need to be prepared for roadside enforcement and one of the key things drivers need to understand is whether they have an automatic...
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Post-ELD Enforcement Date: Regulatory Update

April was a busy month since the hard ELD enforcement date starting April 1. Changes continue to be made in agriculture and tank hauling. CVSA is focused on day-to-day enforcement as well as an Hours of Service enforcement road check. ELD Exemptions There have been many exemptions filed for livestock and agriculture haulers in recent months. In the agriculture exemption, no ELD is required if the vehicle is within a 150-mile radius of the beginning of the load (the farm or ranch). On April 18, 2018, Tennessee passed a bill signed by Governor Bill Haslam to not use enforcement funds...
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ELD Enforcement Starts April 1. Are Your Drivers Prepared?

During the “soft enforcement” period since the ELD Mandate took effect on Dec. 18, drivers caught running without proper ELD equipment, documentation, or training have been written up, but neither they nor the companies they drive for have been penalized. No points were levied against either trucking firms or their drivers under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)’s Compliance, Safety, and Accountability program. Nor were trucks being placed out of service for ELD violations. That all changes beginning April 1. CSA points will be levied against drivers and their companies, and trucks will be put into the penalty box...
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New FMCSA Guidance on AOBRDs

On Friday, March 9, 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provided an answer in response to requests to extend or exempt certain fleets as it relates to the ELD Mandate grandfather clause. Essentially, it says carriers can continue to buy and use AOBRDs as long as the AOBRDs were deployed in the fleet prior to December 18, 2017, and those devices are also registered as ELD-compliant — until December 16, 2019. Further clarification is as follows: Fleets can repair an AOBRD as long as the device is registered as an ELD. Fleets can add new vehicles with AOBRDs...
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Debunking the Myth Around ELD and Crossing Borders

There have been many different stories in the trucking business throughout the past six months when it comes to questions of ELD compliance among Canadian and Mexican drivers and trucking companies operating in the United States. The rumor was that non-U.S. drivers and/or trucking companies could avoid complying with the much-talked-about Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate, which took effect Dec. 18, 2017, as long as their trucks returned to the home bases outside the U.S. every night. As with most rumors there’s a bit of truth to that — but only a part. The new regulation does grant a waiver...