The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has revised its guidance pertaining to automatic onboard recording devices to give drivers a chance to correct inaccurate information.
The guidance states that “within certain limits, a driver must be allowed to review his or her AOBRD records, annotate and correct inaccurate records, enter any missing information, and certify the accuracy of the information.”
FMCSA says the AOBRD has to keep the original entries and reflect the date, time and name of the person making edits to the information.
Driving time cannot be edited except with unidentified or team drivers and when driving time was assigned to the wrong driver or no driver at all, FMCSA says.
The agency said it acknowledges that drivers “need to be able to make legitimate corrections to their electronic AOBRD records.”