electronic logging device

Introducing Electronic Logbook: ELD Mandate Disaster

Those with previously installed electronic solutions will have additional two years (until late 2019).

Peoplenet shared infographic about ELD Mandate’s Progression Timeline.

Electronic Llogging Device Progression Timeline

Note that this infographic was created before the date of FMCSA final rule publication, was set for November 30th 2015.

Presumably you are doing interstate commerce, you are obliged to HOS compliance if your vehicle:

  • is 10,001+ pounds
  • has gross combination weight rating of 10,001+ pounds
  • is designed or used to transport 16+ passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • is designed or used to transport 9+ passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

Exceptions are:

  • CDL short haul drivers operating within a 100 air mile radius or non-CDL drivers operating within a 150 mile radius
  • Driver-salesperson, where your total driving time does not exceed 40 hours in any period of 7 consecutive days
  • Oilfield carrier, focused on transportation and usage of oilfield equipment like the stringing and picking up of pipe used in pipelines or well-site construction

Even if you are exempt, there is a big chance that you will interact with ELD technology, because most drivers will use it.

What about AOBRDs?

To reduce paperwork, fleets are using automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRD). These devices are under standards and rules, that are among several ELD mandate predecessors. One of them is FMCSA’s rule 395.15, that requires to record:

  • a driver’s duty status
  • changes in status
  • time they operate the vehicle

Additionally, driver is obliged to present AOBRD display information for the past seven days and for the current day.



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