In December, the deadline for trucking companies to switch from paper logbooks to an electronic logging device (ELD) passed. As with any new regulations, there is no shortage of information regarded this technology and we at Everglory Logistics want to provide an easy, efficient way for our clients to understand and comply with this new regulation. With capacity at a peak and trucking availability reaching critical status, we hope this can provide clarity and information for clients as they begin working through this new method.
What is the ELD Mandate?
The key requirements of the rule include:
Who is required to use an ELD?
The ELD rule applies to most motor carriers and drivers currently required to maintain records of duty status (RODS) and allows for only limited exceptions as follows:
What supporting documentation is necessary with the ELD?
What is the harassment provision?
The “Prohibiting Coercion of Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers” rule specifically forbids motor carriers, shippers, receivers, or transportation intermediaries from coercing CDL holders to violate certain provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. The covered regulations include drivers’ hours-of-service limits; CDL regulations; drug and alcohol testing rules; and haz-mat requirements. The rule also prohibits anyone who operates a CMV in interstate commerce from coercing a driver to violate the commercial regulations.