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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.

To comment on any guidance document, or to request issuance, reconsideration, modification, or rescission of any guidance document, please identify the guidance document in your request and send it to: FMCSAguidance@dot.gov. NOTE: The FMCSAguidance mailbox is not intended to serve as a mailbox for general inquiries. For inquiries that go beyond the limited purpose of the FMCSAguidance mailbox, please call FMCSA's Information Line (800-832-5660) or visit FMCSA's "Contact Us" page to send your inquiry to the appropriate mailbox.

Subject Agency Identifier Topic Issued Date
Can an electronic logging device (ELD) allow for a user to switch between ELD mode and automatic onboard recording device (AOBRD) mode? FMCSA-ELD-395-Q022(2022-03-10) ELD Guidance
Can a Canada/Mexico domiciled motor carrier qualify for the hours of service exemption for agricultural operations in 49 CFR 395.1(k) while delivering an agricultural commodity in the United States (U.S.) if the motor carrier picks up the commodity ... FMCSA-ELD-395-Q041(2022-03-10) ELD Guidance
What procedure should be followed if an electronic logging device (ELD) is replaced or reset? FMCSA-HOS-ELD-395-FAQ56(2022-03-10) ELD Guidance
How will FMCSA ensure that the electronic logging device (ELD) data is transferred securely? FMCSA-ELD-395-Q063(2022-03-10) ELD Guidance
Are Canada/Mexico domiciled motor carriers that operate in the United States (U.S.) eligible to use the exemptions for “covered farm vehicles” under 49 CFR 395.1(s), as defined in § 390.5, including the exemption from the hours of service rules and... FMCSA-ELD-395-Q043(2022-03-10) ELD Guidance
During an investigation, how should the header section reflect electronic logging device (ELD) data? FMCSA-HOS-ELD-TECH-395-FAQ73(2022-03-10) ELD Guidance
If a driver makes an error, can that record be deleted? FMCSA-ELD-395-Q065(2022-03-10) ELD Guidance
When a driver edits an existing electronic logging device (ELD) record, how must the ELD “Event Record Origin” be set? FMCSA-ELD-395-Q045(2022-03-10) ELD Guidance
If a Canada/Mexico-domiciled company with a terminal in the United States dispatches a driver from one of its Canada/Mexico locations to move a vehicle to its U.S. terminal for use in the U.S., is the vehicle move considered a drive-away/tow-away ... FMCSA-BOR-HOS-ELD-395-FAQ009(2022-03-10) ELD Guidance
Can a driver edit their ELD data after leaving the vehicle? FMCSA-ELD-395-Q026(2022-03-10) ELD Guidance