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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NOTE: This guidance was rescinded as unnecessary on March 10, 2022, because the information contained therein was readily available in existing guidance.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, The list includes self-certified and registered ELDs and registered ELD software that can be installed on a portable device.

Regulatory Topic: ELD requirements for foreign-domiciled motor carriers
Effective Date: Monday, March 5, 2018
Issued Date: Monday, March 5, 2018