ELD FAQ8: Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service
Frequently Asked Questions -- Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service –Retaining ELD Data-
Question 8: How long must a motor carrier retain electronic logging device (ELD) record of duty status (RODS) data?
Guidance: A motor carrier must retain drivers’ records of duty status (RODS) and supporting documents for six months. 395.8(k). Additionally, a back-copy of the ELD records must be maintained on a device separate from that where original data are stored for six months. 395.22(i). A motor carrier must retain a driver’s ELD records in a manner that protects driver privacy. 395.22(i).