GeoSpace Labs has released the Official Florida Intrastate FMCSA Registered Electronic Logging Device to help drivers and companies comply with Florida's requirement that intrastate drivers follow federal ELD rules. The Florida Highway Patrol / Office of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement becan enforcing the ELD mandate for intrastate drivers on Dec. 31.
"Florida recently adopted the FCMSA's regulations for using electronic logging devices to report on a truck's compliance with the intrastate hours of service rules," noted GeoSpace Labs CEO David Lady.
Florida is currently the second state after Texas to require commercial truck drivers to comply with reporting requirements for intrastate commercial travel. The rules that have been adopted include:
- Drivers may drive 12 hours after 10 consecutive hours off duty.
- Drivers may not drive after 16th hour after coming on duty following 10 consecutive hours off duty.
- Drivers may not drive after 70/80 hours on duty in 7/8 consecutive days. Thirty-four consecutive hours off constitutes end of 7/8 day period.
- Drivers who do not exceed a 150 air mile radius and no placarded hazardous materials are exempt from maintaining a log book. Drivers not released from duty within 12 hours must document driving time.
The Florida ELD is especially designed to manage the intrastate rules and has tools created specifically for drivers within the state.
Learn more about Florida hours-of-service rules for intrastate drivers.