When creating an electronic logging device (ELD) file as specified in sections 4.9 of 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, Appendix A, which records should be included?
Question: When creating an electronic logging device (ELD) file as specified in sections 4.9 of 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, Appendix A, which records should be included?
Guidance: Section 4.9.1 of Appendix A requires ELDs to be able to send records for the current 24-hour period and the previous consecutive 7 days for review during a roadside inspection. An ELD must produce a data file or a series of data files of ELD records for a subset of drivers, a subset of vehicles, and for a subset of the 6-month record retention period, to be specified by the safety official—this includes files with 30 days’ worth of records of duty status (RODS). The device user manual should provide instructions on how the driver or carrier can specify the time period for the file being transferred.
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.