In an electronic logging device (ELD) with multiple components, which component must generate the event sequence identifier number?
NOTE: This guidance revises FMCSA-ELD-395-Q080(2022-03-10), issued on March 10, 2022, and rescinded on July 31, 2023.
Question: In an electronic logging device (ELD) with multiple components, which component must generate the event sequence identifier number?
Guidance: The event sequence identifier number (sequence ID) must be consistently applied as required per section 220.127.116.11 of 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, Appendix A. While the component(s) used to generate the sequence ID is not specified and is left to the discretion of the provider, section 18.104.22.168 requires the sequence ID to be assigned at the time the event is recorded. ELD events must be recorded when they occur, not at a later time using cached data. [Clarification italicized].
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