ELD Mandate

Get Ready for the CVSA International Roadcheck June 5 to 7

CVSA International Roadcheck Set for June 5-7 with Focus on Hours-of-Service Compliance
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place June 5-7, 2018. Over that 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers. This year’s focus is on hours-of-service compliance.
The vehicle inspection includes checking brake systems, cargo securement, coupling devices, driveline/driveshaft components, exhaust systems, frames, fuel systems, lighting devices, steering mechanisms, suspensions, tires, van and open-top trailer bodies, wheels, rims and hubs, and windshield wipers. Additional items for buses include emergency exits, electrical cables, and systems in the engine and battery compartments, and seating.
Download the CVSA’s brochure on “What Inspectors Are Looking For.”
Download the CVSA’s “International Roadcheck Checklist for Drivers.”
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For more information about the roadcheck, contact the CVSA.


Source: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)




By |May 24th, 2018|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Safety & Compliance|Comments Off on Get Ready for the CVSA International Roadcheck June 5 to 7

CVSA Prepares for December 2017 ELD Implementation

CVSA Commits to Phased-In ELD Enforcement Process
AUGUST 28, 2017

Source: CVSA

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will begin enforcing the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate requirements on Dec. 18, 2017. The out-of-service criteria (OOSC) associated with the ELD mandate will go into effect on April 1, 2018.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) congressionally mandated ELD compliance deadline is still set for Dec. 18, 2017. On that date, inspectors and roadside enforcement personnel will begin documenting violations on roadside inspection reports and, at the jurisdiction’s discretion, will issue citations to commercial motor vehicle drivers operating vehicles without a compliant ELD. Beginning April 1, 2018, inspectors will start placing commercial motor vehicle drivers out of service if their vehicle is not equipped with the required device. Please note, a motor carrier may continue to use a grandfathered automatic onboard recording device (AOBRD) no later than Dec. 16, 2019. The AOBRD must meet the requirements of 49 C.F.R. 395.15.

This announcement does not impact enforcement of the OOSC for other hours-of-service violations.

CVSA supports moving forward with the compliance date as specified in the rule. However, setting an April 1, 2018, effective date for applying the ELD OOSC will provide the motor carrier industry, shippers and the roadside enforcement community with time to adjust to the new requirement before vehicles are placed out of service for ELD violations.

CVSA member jurisdictions have used this phased-in approach in the past when implementing a significant change in regulatory requirements. The CVSA Board of Directors, in consultation with FMCSA and the motor carrier industry, agreed that the phased-in approach to implementation of the ELD requirements outlined in the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria will help promote a smoother transition to the new ELD requirement.

A letter was sent to FMCSA notifying the agency […]

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What You Need To Know About The ELD Rule

Information on the ELD Mandate
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published final ruling requiring commercial motor vehicles involved in interstate commerce to start using ELDs (electronic logging devices) when operated by drivers who are required to keep records of duty status (RODS).
The ELD Rule:

Requires ELD use by commercial drivers who are required to prepare hours-of-service (HOS) records of duty status (RODS).
Sets ELD performance and design standards, and requires ELDs to be certified and registered with FMCSA.
Establishes what supporting documents drivers and carriers are required to keep.
Prohibits harassment of drivers based on ELD data or connected technology (such as fleet management system). The rule also provides recourse for drivers who believe they have been harassed.

Who Is Exempt from the ELD Rule:
Drivers who use the timecard exception are not required to keep records of duty status (RODS) or use ELDs.  Additionally, the following drivers are not required to use ELDs; however, they are still bound by the RODS requirements in 49 CFR 395 and must prepare logs on paper, using an Automatic On-Board Recording Device (AOBRD), or with a logging software program when required:

Drivers who use paper RODS for not more than 8 days out of every 30-day period.
Drivers who conduct drive-away-tow-away operations, where the vehicle being driven is the commodity being delivered.
Drivers of vehicles manufactured before 2000.

ELD manufacturers are required to self-certify that their devices comply with the ELD rule and register the devices with FMCSA. A list of self-certified and registered ELDs can be found at https://3pdp.fmcsa.dot.gov/ELD/ELDList.aspx. You can also download the ELD Checklist.

Motor carriers subject to the ELD rule are required to operate registered ELDs by the compliance date of Dec. 18, 2017. Motor carriers that operate with […]

By |April 24th, 2017|Commercial Trucking Industry, Safety & Compliance|Comments Off on What You Need To Know About The ELD Rule

Top 10 Things to Know about ELD Mandate

ELD Mandate Introduction

Now that the final rules are out and the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate is in effect, it’s time to get educated and then implement. As with any new technology, there are plenty of questions surrounding ELDs. At its core, the law aims to heighten road safety by ensuring that drivers are abiding by Hours of Service rules. There are, however, some side benefits to drivers as well – increased efficiency as well as time and cost savings. This white paper will focus on the top 10 things that every professional driver should know about the rules.

ELD: Top 10 Things to Know

1. Definition of ELD

First, it’s important to understand how the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) defines an ELD:
“An ELD is a recording-only technology, used to track the time a CMV is operating. An ELD is integrally connected to the CMV’s engine, uses location information, and is tamper resistant. An ELD automatically tracks CMV movement, but allows for annotations by both the driver and the motor carrier’s agent to explain or correct records. An ELD is not necessarily a physical device; it is a technology platform, and may be portable or implemented within a device not permanently installed on a CMV.”1

2. Data elements that will be automatically recorded

As per the final rules, there are a number of data pieces that are automatically recorded by ELDs:

• Date
• Time
• CMV location
• Engine hours
• Vehicle miles
• Driver or authenticated user identification data
• Vehicle identification data
• Motor carrier identification data
• What kind of vehicle location information will be recorded?

Communication of vehicle data and hours of service is transmitted over a mobile network. FMCSA doesn’t require the use of the satellite-based global positioning […]

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