What electronic logging device (ELD)-recorded data may not be edited?
Question: What electronic logging device (ELD)-recorded data may not be edited?
Guidance: Edits which reduce the total amount of driving time automatically recorded by the ELD are not allowed. Unidentified driving time may be transferred to a driver and driving time may be transferred between drivers in a team driving scenario but driving time may not otherwise be re-assigned and may never be cumulatively changed. Per 49 CFR 395.30(f), the ELD must keep the original, unedited record, along with the edits. See sections 22.214.171.124.2 of 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, Appendix A for more information on editing limitations.
Events of type 2 (intermediate log), 5 (login/logout), 6 (CMV power-up/shut-down) or 7 (malfunction/diagnostic) may not be edited in any way. This includes assumption of logs from the unidentified driving profile. If unidentified driving time gets assumed by a driver, the automatically generated change in duty status events would be associated with the driver, but any intermediate logs would not. Since the ELD rule does not allow for intermediate events assumed by the driver to be made inactive, the ELD provider may program the ELD to annotate the events with “assumed by driver [name of driver]”.
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.