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How will the electronic logging device (ELD) display screen or printout reflect special driving categories; yard moves and personal conveyance?

NOTE: This guidance reflects minor correction(s) (e.g., for grammar, typographical errors, or consistency) made on March 10, 2022.

 

FMCSA-HOS-ELD-395-FAQ011(2017-07-12)-CORR1

 

Question: How will the electronic logging device (ELD) display screen or printout reflect special driving categories; yard moves and personal conveyance?

Guidance: While not required, if the motor carrier configured the driver user account to authorize a special driving category, then the graph-grid will overlay periods using a different style line (such as dashed, dotted line, or shading) in accordance with section 4.8.1.3(c)(2) of 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, Appendix A. The appropriate abbreviation must also be indicated on the graph-grid.

If the motor carrier does not configure the driver user account to authorize special driving categories, then the driver must annotate the beginning and end of the applicable special driving category.

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: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Issued Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017