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Does the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule require that an ELD be able to both display electronically and print?

FMCSA-ELD-395-Q037(2022-03-10)

 

Question: Does the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule require that an ELD be able to both display electronically and print?

Guidance: No. The display and print requirement serves as a backup to the data transfer methods. In the event that data transmission fails during a roadside inspection, the safety official must be able to view the required information without entering the commercial motor vehicle (CMV). This can be accomplished via either the ELD screen or a printout from the ELD, whichever is supported by the device. If a provider selects the display requirement as the backup method, the device is not required to meet the print requirement and vice versa.

Contact Info: FMCSA ELD Information, 1-800-832-5660 or ELD@dot.gov.

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Note: This guidance document does not have the force and effect of law and is not meant to bind the public in any way.  It is intended only to provide information and clarity regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies. 

Regulatory Topic: ELD Guidance
Effective Date: Thursday, March 10, 2022
Issued Date: Thursday, March 10, 2022