How long must a motor carrier retain electronic logging device (ELD) record of duty status (RODS) data?
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Question: How long must a motor carrier retain electronic logging device (ELD) record of duty status (RODS) data?
Guidance: A motor carrier must retain ELD RODS data and supporting documents for six months. For more information, see 49 CFR 395.8(k)(1). Additionally, a back-up copy of ELD records must be maintained on a device separate from that where original data was stored for six months. Additionally, a motor carrier must retain a driver’s ELD records in a manner that protects driver privacy. For more information, see § 395.22(i).
Contact Info: FMCSA ELD Information, 1-800-832-5660 or ELD@dot.gov
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.