Since December 2017, roadside compliance with the hours of service record-keeping requirements, including the ELD rule, has been “steadily increasing, with roadside compliance reaching a high of 96% in the most recent available data, according to FMCSA.
On top of that, the agency noted, there are more than 330 separate self-certified electronic log devices listed on the FMCSA’s registration list, reports Heavy Duty Trucking.
The agency reiterated that full enforcement of the ELD rule will begin on April 1, 2018.
As of that date, carriers found to not have an ELD when required will be placed out of service. The driver will remain out-of-service for 10 hours in accordance with Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance criteria. FMCSA noted that at that point, “to facilitate compliance, the driver will be allowed to travel to the next scheduled stop and should not be dispatched again without an ELD. If the driver is dispatched again without an ELD, the motor carrier will be subject to further enforcement action.”
The agency added that it is “committed to continuing the ongoing dialogue on these issues” with the various segments of the trucking industry.”
For more information on the ELD rule posted by the agency, click here.