Don’t be the last one to find out about MAP-21 and the required switch to electronic logging devices by all drivers currently using paper logs. Check out our big road map below for a summary of what is going on and what is to come!
UPDATE: The ELD rule has been officially announced by the FMCSA. Carriers and drivers who use paper logs have from now until February of 2018 to transition to an ELD solution. All drivers currently maintaining a record of duty status (RODS) must adopt ELDs within the two year grace period, except for drivers using an AOBRD or EOBR, who will be given an extra two years to make the transition. Additionally, the ELD rule allows for smartphones and tablets to wirelessly sync with your ELD hardware so find out if your current electronic driver log provider plans on offering an ELD to sync with your e-logs. An estimated 3-million drivers will be impacted by the ELD mandate.
Other ELD mandate exceptions:
1. Drivers who maintain RODS for 8 days or less in any given 30-day period.
2. Drivers conducting towaway/driveaway operations where the vehicle itself is the item of delivery.
3. Drivers who have pre-2000 vehicles, as many of these vehicles lack the required diagnostic port for ELD connection.