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Enforcement of the Electronic Log Mandate Begins December 18

The electronic logging device (ELD) mandate takes effect on December 18, 2017.

In a recent survey, 60 percent of fleets running between one and 100 trucks indicated they have not yet put electronic logs in their trucks. Virtually every truck driver will need to start using an ELD on that date, with the following exceptions:


  • Drivers of vehicles with engines manufactured before model year 2000;
  • Drivers who conduct Driveaway-towaway operations where the truck being driven is the product being delivered;
  • Short haul drivers using the logbook timecard exception (100 air miles for CDL drivers or 150 air miles for non-CDL drivers); or
  • Drivers of trucks rented for eight days or less.

ISRI has received frequent questions about the 100-air mile exception for CDL drivers who do not have to use a log book. A one page summary of the exception has been developed to help. To ease the transition to ELD’s, FMCSA’s partners at the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Alliance recently announced a delay in placing NON-ELD compliant vehicles out-of-service until April 1, 2018, which will allow time for carriers and law enforcement to adjust to the new technology. In addition, FMCSA is announcing that violations cited during the time period of December 18, 2017 through April 1, 2018 will not count against the carrier’s Safety Measurement System Scores, for more details review the FMCSA statement.

If you have any questions, contact ISRI’s Transportation Safety Director, Commodor Hall

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