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How are motor carriers required to present records of duty status (RODS) from December 11-17, 2017? Will drivers be required to present their records of duty status on electronic logging devices (ELDs)?

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Frequently Asked Questions --Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service

Question 13: How are motor carriers required to present records of duty status (RODS) from December 11-17, 2017? Will drivers be required to present their records of duty status on electronic logging devices (ELDs)?

Guidance:  No, drivers will not be required to present RODS on ELDs from December 11, 2017, to December 17, 2017. Drivers can present their previous 7 days of RODS through any of the following:

  • Paper records,
  • A printout from an electronic logging device,
  • A display from a device installed with logging software and electronic signature capabilities,
  • Having the records available by entering them into an ELD, or
  • Continued use of a grandfathered automatic on-board recording device.
Regulatory Topic: ELD Guidance
Effective Date: Monday, March 27, 2017
Issued Date: Monday, March 27, 2017