Regulation Implementation Timeline
Awareness & Transition
During this two year period, carriers and drivers subject to the rule should prepare to comply, and may voluntarily use ELDs or use any of the following for RODS (Records of Duty Status)
- Paper Logs
- Logging Software
- Automatic onboard recording Devices (AOBRDS)
- ELDs that are registered and listed on the FCMSA website
Carriers and drivers subject to the rule can use:
- AOBRDS that were installed prior to December 18, 2017.
- Certified, registered ELDs following rule publication December 16, 2015.
All Motor Carriers and Drivers must use ELDs and they must be certified to comply with the requirements of the ELD regulations and be and registered at the FMCSA website.