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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).

Regulatory Topic: ELD Guidance
Published Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Issued Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017