Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Makes Announcement Regarding Congressionally Mandated ELD Compliance

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced today that although it will begin enforcing the electronic logging device (ELD) requirement on December 18 of this year, the out-of-service (OOSC) criteria for non-compliance will not go into effect until April 1 of next year. The CVSA press release states, in part, as follows:

“The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) congressionally mandated ELD compliance deadline is still set for Dec. 18, 2017. On that date, inspectors and roadside enforcement personnel will begin documenting violations on roadside inspection reports and, at the jurisdiction’s discretion, will issue citations to commercial motor vehicle drivers operating vehicles without a compliant ELD. Beginning April 1, 2018, inspectors will start placing commercial motor vehicle drivers out of service if their vehicle is not equipped with the required device.”

Of course, a carrier may still be placed out-of-service for other hours-of-service violations.


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