GotQuestions? ELDs and Telematics

Q. I’ve heard that ELD violations aren’t going to count against CSA scores. Is this true?

December 7, 2017

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A. This is true at least during the first months after the ELD mandate comes into effect. The federal government recently announced that drivers cited during roadside inspections for not complying with the ELD mandate after the Dec. 18, 2017, deadline will receive a “no points cite” that will not affect the safety measurement system that feeds into the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scores.

 While there will be no points assessed with these initial citations, the fines associated with them won’t be waived, so fleets and their company leadership should keep this in mind if there are any questions about the fleet’s compliance with the requirements of the ELD mandate.

 The “no points cite” period is scheduled to end on April 1, 2018.

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Scott Sutarik

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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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