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Section 4.9.1 of 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, Appendix A states than an electronic logging device (ELD) must support either telematics or local transfer for data transfer. Can an ELD offer web services and USB transfer?

NOTE:  This guidance revises FMCSA-HOS-ELD-TECH-395-FAQ77, issued on September 1, 2017, and rescinded on March 10, 2022.

 

FMCSA-HOS-ELD-TECH-395-FAQ77(2022-03-10)

 

Question: Section 4.9.1 of 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, Appendix A states than an electronic logging device (ELD) must support either telematics or local transfer for data transfer. Can an ELD offer web services and USB transfer?

Guidance: The manufacturer must select at least one complete option, either telematics (email and web services) or local transfer (USB 2.0 and Bluetooth®). So long as one option, which includes both methods, is met, the ELD is compliant. Manufacturers may offer additional methods if they choose.

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: Thursday, March 10, 2022
Issued Date: Thursday, March 10, 2022