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When a Canada/Mexico domiciled motor carrier’s driver is operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) and is stopped for an inspection in the U.S., how must the driver verify hours of service (HOS) compliance if required use an ELD?

Cross Border Transportation ELDs


FAQ012:  When a Canada/Mexico domiciled motor carrier’s driver is operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) and is stopped for an inspection in the U.S., how must the driver verify hours of service (HOS) compliance if required use an ELD?

Answer:

  • A driver operating in the U.S. must have evidence of the hours worked for the current 24-hour period and the previous 7 days.
  • A driver operating in the U.S. who is subject to the ELD rule must record all time operating in the U.S. on the ELD.
  • A driver operating in the U.S. may record time operating in Mexico/Canada using one of the following methods:
    • Records of duty status (RODS) on paper for time operating in Canada/ Mexico during the current day, and during the previous 7 days,
    • An AOBRD display or printout of records of duty status, or
    • ELD data transfer that displays the driver’s RODS for any operations both inside and outside the United States. 
Regulatory Topic: Cross Border Transportation ELDs
Published Date: Monday, March 5, 2018
Issued Date: Monday, March 5, 2018