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Regulatory Guidance

Welcome to the FMCSA Guidance Portal. This web portal is a searchable, indexed database that contains and links to all guidance documents in effect from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The guidance documents lack the force and effect of law, unless expressly authorized by statute or incorporated into a contract.

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Subject Agency Identifier Topic Issued Date
Under section of 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, Appendix A, the engine synchronization compliance monitoring requires the electronic logging device (ELD) to record an engine synchronization diagnostics event when it cannot acquire values for the ELD FMCSA-ELD-395-Q048(2022-03-10) ELD Guidance
Are Canada- and Mexico-domiciled motor carriers permitted to use automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDS)? FMCSA-ELD-395-Q028(2022-03-10) ELD Guidance
If a driver forgets to indicate the start of Personal Conveyance (PC) or Yard Moves (YM), can they later edit that automatically generated driving event to PC (Off Duty) or YM (On Duty Not Driving)? FMCSA-ELD-395-Q081(2022-03-10) ELD Guidance
Are motor carriers that meet the agricultural exemption defined in 49 CFR 395.1(k) or the covered farm vehicle § 395.1(s) subject to the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule? FMCSA-ELD-395-Q031(2022-03-10) ELD Guidance
If the unidentified driving time is accepted by the driver, will the electronic logging device (ELD) still show the driving time as unidentified? FMCSA-ELD-395-Q051(2022-03-10) ELD Guidance
Can electronic logging device (ELD) events remain unassigned after a trip is assigned to a driver? FMCSA-ELD-395-Q054(2022-03-10) ELD Guidance
How can yard moves be reflected on the electronic logging device (ELD)? FMCSA-ELD-395-Q070(2022-03-10) ELD Guidance
What is a manufacturer required to do when required data is not available from the electronic control module (ECM)? FMCSA-ELD-395-Q057(2022-03-10) ELD Guidance
Are electronic logging devices (ELDs) required to be interoperable? FMCSA-ELD-395-Q033(2022-03-10) ELD Guidance
If the vehicle does not track engine hours, can the record begin with “0”? FMCSA-ELD-395-Q060(2022-03-10) ELD Guidance