What are the key requirements of the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule?
NOTE: This guidance was rescinded as unnecessary on March 10, 2022, because the information contained therein was readily available in 49 CFR Part 395, Subpart B.
Frequently Asked Questions -- Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service
Question 1: What are the key requirements of the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule?
Guidance: The ELD rule:
- Requires ELD use by commercial drivers who are required to prepare hours-of-service (HOS) records of duty status (RODS).
- Sets ELD performance and design standards, and requires ELDs to be certified and registered with FMCSA.
- Establishes what supporting documents drivers and carriers are required to keep.
- Prohibits harassment of drivers based on ELD data or connected technology (such as fleet management system). The rule also provides recourse for drivers who believe they have been harassed.