What procedure should be followed if multiple, incompatible electronic logging devices (ELDs) are used to record a driver’s record of duty status (RODS)?
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Question: What procedure should be followed if multiple, incompatible electronic logging devices (ELDs) are used to record a driver’s record of duty status (RODS)?
Answer: The motor carrier and the driver are responsible for ensuring that the driver is able to produce a complete ELD report for the current 24-hour period and the previous 7 consecutive days as required by 49 CFR 395.8(k). If the driver uses multiple ELDs that are not compatible (e.g., the data file from one system cannot be uploaded into the other system), the driver must either manually enter the missing duty status information or provide a printout from the other system(s) so that an accurate accounting of the duty status for the current and previous seven days is available for the authorized safety official.
Contact Info: FMCSA ELD Information, 1-800-832-5660 or ELD@dot.gov.
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