On Friday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released the following update on the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) final rule:
“Monday, December 18, 2017, is the implementation date for the Congressionally-mandated Electronic Logging Device (ELD) final rule. After this date, all vehicles and drivers that were previously required to fill out paper log books will be required to have either a grandfathered AOBRD (Automated On-Board Recording Device) or an ELD. No hours of service rules were changed because of the ELD rule.
FMCSA and its enforcement partners are fully prepared for the Dec. 18, 2017 implementation, and are committed to implement the ELD rule in a manner that improves safety without impeding commerce. FMCSA has trained its Federal Staff and State law enforcement partners, and fully tested the electronic data transfer process.”