The FMCSA Mandate which requires electronic logging devices (ELDs) by drivers currently required to prepare HOS records of duty status (RODS) has launched.
From the FMCSA Website:
The Electronic Logging Devices and Hours-of-Service Supporting Documents Rule (ELD Rule) is intended to make it easier and faster to accurately track, manage, and share records of duty status (RODS) data.
The rule applies to most carriers and drivers who are required to maintain RODS.
The ELD Rule:
- Specifies who is covered by the rule and the rule’s exceptions.
- Includes a phased implementation timeline to give carriers and drivers time to comply.
- Simplifies the requirements for retaining supporting documents to verify time.
- Includes procedural changes to address driver harassment by a motor carrier.
- Prohibits ELDs from certain operations in order to limit driver harassment by a motor carrier.
- Provides for ELDs to be certified and then listed on an FMCSA website: www.fmcsa.dot.gov/devices.
- Includes technical specifications to ensure ELDs are standardized and compliant.
- Includes provisions to help prevent data tampering and harassment of drivers.
- Creates standard data displays and data transfer processes, making it easier to demonstrate compliance and faster to share RODS with safety officials.