The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Sept. 2 issued these “two important notes” on the final rule it has issued on electronic logging devices (ELDs) that emphasize the initial compliance date is less than 16 months away:

  • “Carriers and drivers subject to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) who are using paper logs or logging software, must transition to ELDs by DECEMBER 17, 2017.  [Carriers and drivers using automatic onboard recording devices (AOBRDs) before December 18, 2017, may continue using AOBRDs through December 16, 2019.] 
  • “Prior to purchasing an ELD, carriers and drivers should confirm that the device is CERTIFIED and REGISTERED with FMCSA and listed at this website: Devices not vendor-certified by manufacturers and registered with FMCSA may not be compliant with the FMCSRs.”

The agency also noted that it has posted “complete information” on the ELD final rule on a dedicated web page.