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The ELD Mandate HOS-DVIR Compliance Resource Center

Learn what your driver’s need to do to prepare for roadside inspections.

Make compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) electronic logging device (ELD), Hours of Service (HOS), and Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting (DVIR) effortless via smartphone, tablet, or rugged handheld device with FleetLocate Compliance.

December 16, 2019 Deadline – Drivers using AOBRDs must switch to ELDs

What Will Happen After the April 1, 2018 ELD Hard Enforcement Deadline?

“The inspector will cite the driver for failing to have the proper record of duty status, and will place the driver out of service (OOS) for 10 hours (8 hours for a passenger carrier), in accordance with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria. At the end of the OOS period, the driver is allowed to complete the current trip to its final destination using paper logs. If the driver is stopped again prior to the final destination, the driver must provide the safety official a copy of the inspection report and evidence (e.g., bill of lading) proving he/she is continuing the original trip. After reaching the final destination, if the driver is dispatched without obtaining a compliant ELD, he/she will again be subject to the OOS procedures. However, a driver may return with an empty CMV to his/her principle place of business or home terminal, as indicated on the roadside inspection report. Violations count against the carrier’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) scores.”

Source: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/faq/if-driver-stopped-roadside-inspection-after-april-1-2018-and-does-not-have-required-el

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Successfully Navigating Roadside Inspections Post-ELD

successfully navigating roadside inspection post-eld mandate

As of April 1, the ELD mandate is being fully enforced.

Do your drivers really know how to handle a roadside inspection?

Learn how your drivers and fleet managers should handle these new checks – even when the inspectors themselves may not be fully up to speed.

In this informative webinar, participants will learn:

  • New! Hours of service and ELD-related information, data and lessons learned from the early June 2018 Roadcheck blitz
  • Specific actions carriers and drivers should take to prepare for ELD-focused roadside inspections
  • Ideas on ‘driver letters’ that carriers should consider providing to drivers to help provide accurate electronic logging system information to inspectors
  • Ideas and best practices for interacting with roadside inspectors to start an inspection off on the right foot
  • FMCSA’s latest ELD guidance and Frequently Asked Questions

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ELD Glossary

  • • ELD: As defined in 49 CFR 395.2, electronic logging device (ELD) is a device or technology that automatically records a driver’s driving time and facilitates the accurate recording of the driver’s hours of service (HOS).

    • AOBRD: Carriers with automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs) installed prior to Dec. 18, 2017, can take advantage of the grandfathered AOBRDs clause. WARNING: Starting Dec. 16, 2019, these devices will no longer be acceptable.

    • RODS: The driver’s record of duty status (RODS), also referred to as the driver log, is the document the driver uses to record his or her on-duty and off-duty time. • Roadside Inspections: Certified inspectors carry out these examinations of commercial motor vehicles and/or drivers to ensure compliance with regulations. They may be conducted a weigh stations, border checkpoints, or if a vehicle is pulled over by a law enforcement official.

    • CSA: Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) is the FMCSA program to monitor and enforce safety compliance.

    • SMS: The Safety Measurement System (SMS) is the methodology used by the FMCSA to asses a carrier’s safety compliance and on-road performance. A company’s safety data appears online in its SMS database. The FMCSA updates the SMS once a month with data from roadside inspections, including driver and vehicle violations, crash reports, and investigation results. It uses this data to assign CSA scores and prioritize carriers for investigations.

    • CSA-SMS Score: The CSA-SMS score is used by the FMCSA to identify unsafe motor carriers and prioritize enforcement based on carriers that pose the greatest safety risk. A carrier’s score is based on data from seven categories: Unsafe Driving, Crash Indicator, Hours-of-Service Compliance, Vehicle Maintenance, Controlled Substances/Alcohol, Hazardous Materials Compliance (HM), and Driver Fitness. The SMS assigns a percentile from 0 to 100 (the higher the percentile, the worse the performance).

    • HOS: Hours of Service (HOS) regulations are implemented by the FMSCA to limit the working hours of anyone operating a commercial motor vehicle. These rules were designed to eliminate drowsiness in commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers that can lead to crashes.

    • OOS Violation: An out-of-service (OOS) violation removes the driver and vehicle from the road and prohibits them from returning until the violation or the malfunction is corrected or fixed. Inspectors may assign OOS violations if the CMV is not equipped with an ELD or if a driver fails to transfer his/her required hours of service data to law enforcement officials.

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