No grace period for AOBRD users, CVSA starts ELD enforcement Dec. 17


Published by iTrucker at 03 Dec

No grace period for AOBRD users, CVSA starts ELD enforcement Dec. 17

Story by: John Gallagher, Washington Correspondent @ FreightWaves


Taking its cue from federal regulators, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) confirmed it will begin fully enforcing the electronic logging device (ELD) rule on Dec. 17, with no “soft enforcement” grace period.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) previously has stated there will be no grace period allowed for carriers that have been allowed to “grandfather in” to the ELD mandate — which went into effect on Dec. 18, 2017 — by having purchased and installed an automatic onboard recording device (AOBRD) before that date.

While FMCSA allowed for a three-month grace period – until April 1, 2018 – before it began placing trucks out of service for not having ELDs, CVSA inspectors will be providing no such leniency for the grandfathered AOBRD-ELD transition, the agency stated on Dec. 2.

“If a commercial motor vehicle driver is required to have an ELD and the vehicle is not equipped with a registered compliant ELD, the driver is considered to have no record-of-duty status,” CVSA stated. This also will apply to drivers still using an AOBRD after the Dec. 17 deadline.

CVSA, which is tasked with enforcing FMCSA regulations through roadside inspections, pointed out that according to the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria, “a property-carrying driver who does not have a record of duty status in his or her possession when one is required will be declared out of service for 10 hours and a passenger-carrying driver without a record-of-duty status when one is required will be placed out of service for eight hours.” According to the Gallagher’s  article.

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Source and credits: / John Gallagher /  iTrucker  / Mario Pawlowski  



  1. Anonymous says:

    eld enforcing fucking bullshit your ass needs to pick at everything how about we start enforcing laws upon the government

  2. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like a bunch of bullshit. Government trying to control to much again

  3. Anonymous says:

    So Are the 2000 and older models still eld exempted

  4. Anonymous says:

    Horse shit cause I’m running paper logs as long as u keep your co small all good

  5. Anonymous says:

    From what i heard people were buying new trucks on old engines, that is no longer in the game must be eld capable.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Need more enforcement on people with phones in their hand…

  7. Anonymous says:

    This is bull crap what about senior drivers that’s drove all there life and is will be most safest drivers out there. All your doing shutting them down jobless forcing them to sell there trucks just because some can’t read or write enough to understand that crap. It’s sad because I have family that’s had to do this forced to sell truck shut him down this because of this crap. Sorry to rant on but these old truckers has been food source and transport needs for the same damn people that’s putting them out of business. They should have let them starve see if they would have like that..

  8. Anonymous says:

    It’s not the DOT’s fault they’re just the messenger. This mess belongs to Washington DC. The are wankers. Assholes trying to run a business that is the keystone
    Of our country. If that stone falls out because of pure negligence our country will fall down right behind it.
    While DOT doesnt do much anymore they could be issuing tickets for lite bars,extra headlamps.
    DOT you are so predictable. Read you like a book.
    Catch me later. St.nic

  9. Anonymous says:

    Dear DOT,
    Since your job is no longer demanding and a cave man can do it can you start ticketing trucks with lite bars and 6 headlamps?
    I realize you have to get out if your warm car for this but think of it as exercise .

  10. Anonymous says:

    Best thing to happen to truckers to many were driving trying to get loads delivered and were so tired they were causing wrecks and killing people I have 2 truck drivers in my family n I am glad they have the eld they have to shit down when their hrs is up or the truck shuts down and want start for 10 hrs

  11. Anonymous says:

    No all trucks have to have them

  12. Anonymous says:

    U have no idea what u r talking about

  13. Anonymous says:

    From what I read, we still safe brother

  14. Anonymous says:

    I agree safety should b priority number 1
    But these eld on board recorders and all the other hoops we driver’s hafta jump thru to provide for our families is getting ridiculous
    It’s a money scam
    Government making off us.
    I make same amount as I made 15yrs ago pay wise
    They wonder why there is such a shortage of drivers
    Time big companies start stepping up and getting their politician buddies to change rules or we shut down the country

  15. Anonymous says:

    It’s not gonna work. Not in this country. They require too much but they don’t respect their part. It’s going to be a disaster, I give it 2 months max.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Keep going just like that, this business is all ready collapsing.

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