ELD FAQ 71: ELDs Canada & Mexico FAQ – Technical Specifications – Q3
NOTE: This guidance was rescinded as unnecessary on March 10, 2022, because the information contained therein was readily available in existing guidance. See FMCSA-HOS-ELD-395-FAQ23.
Frequently Asked Questions -- Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service.
Q3: Can a Canada/Mexico domiciled motor carrier’s driver use electronic logging software, installed on cellular phones, tablets or personal computers, which does not meet the technical specifications of the ELD rule?
A3: No. Under 49 CFR 395.22(a), if the driver is subject to the ELD rule, the driver must use an ELD that is listed on FMCSA’s registered ELD list, https://eld.fmcsa.dot.gov/List. The list includes self-certified and registered ELDs and registered ELD software that can be installed on a portable device.