The FMCSA Released the below reminder today. BarOle Trucking has been moving towards compliance with our ELD system for over a year and embracing the changes that have come with this new technology. The below information is great information for all to know as this will affect all trucking companies, customers and consignees whose freight has to be moved by trucks with electric logging devices.
Beginning April 1, 2018, if a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver is stopped and found to be operating a CMV without a required electronic logging device (ELD) or automatic on-board recording device (AOBRD) the following procedure will be followed:
1. The driver may be cited for failing to have the proper record of duty status.
2. The driver will be placed out-of-service (OOS) for 10 hours in accordance with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Out-of-Service Criteria. (Passenger carriers would be placed OOS for 8 hours, noting en-route inspections of passenger carriers are prohibited.)
3. At the end of the 10 hours, the driver will be permitted to continue the trip to their final destination, provided the driver has documented their duty status using paper logs and has a copy of the inspection report and/or citation.
4. The driver shall not be dispatched again until they are equipped with a compliant ELD.
5. If the same driver is stopped following the next dispatch and found to still not be equipped with a compliant device, the driver will again be placed OOS for 10 hours (8 hours for passenger carriers), then permitted to continue using paper logs, as outlined above.
6. Violations will be counted against a carrier’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) scores, which will drive the FMCSA’s carrier selection for investigation program.
The Agency will monitor the data to determine appropriate additional action against non-compliant motor carriers.