GotQuestions? ELDs and Telematics

Q. What is being done to prevent drivers from being harassed into committing an HOS violation?

June 6, 2017

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A. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has included provisions protecting drivers using electronic logging devices (ELDs) from being harassed into violating Hours of Service (HOS) regulations.

If a driver was subjected to harassment he or she may file a written complaint with the FMCSA. As a further check on any potential harassment, the FMCSA limits the edits that can be made to an ELD record, and the inability to change the original ELD record.

If a driver feels he or she has been harassed, a written harassment complaint must be filed no later than 90 days after the harassment took place. Complaints must be filed in writing with the National Consumer Complaint Database ( or with the FMCSA’s Division Administrator for the State where the driver is employed (



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Scott Sutarik is the Business Development, OEM Sales Manager at Geotab Inc. He has extensive experience within the truck manufacturing industry, specializing in medium duty and heavy duty trucks. He previously worked in sales and marketing at Navistar Inc. where he supported over 700 dealerships, worked with suppliers and telematics providers, and managed the OnCommand Connection Program. With his expertise in telematics, regulatory compliance, engine diagnostics, and alternative fueled vehicles, Scott provides training and works with Geotab's partners to develop leading-edge fleet management solutions for the trucking industry.


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