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Selective Testing of Registered Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) for Compliance

Goal:

To selectively test to confirm compliance of registered and certified ELDs with respect to the technical requirements of the ELD final rule.

Background:

On December 16, 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published the final rule entitled “Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service Supporting Documents” also known as the ELD rule. The rule is available on the FMCSA Web site. This rule establishes:
  • Requirements for the mandatory use of ELDs by certain drivers required to prepare HOS records of duty status (RODS).
  • Minimum performance and design standards for ELDs that will require certification and registration with FMCSA.
  • Requirements for HOS supporting documents.
  • Measures to address concerns about harassment resulting from the mandatory use of ELDs.

Summary:

This effort supported Enforcement and Field Offices that requested the verification of in-use ELDs to ensure they were in compliance with the final rule.

Outcomes:

Test results for selectively tested ELDs.

Funding:

FY 2016: $133,000
FY 2017: $100,000

Current Status:

Complete.

Project Manager:

For more information, contact Brian Routhier of the Technology Division at (202) 366-1225 or brian.routhier@dot.gov.

Contractor:

MaineWay Services
Updated: Monday, January 8, 2018
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