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FMCSA’s ELD Registry Continues to Lengthen

by Anna Mischke | Dec 08, 2017

The ELD mandate is put into effect in less than two weeks and electronic logging devices (ELDs) are sweeping the market. More than 220 ELDs were listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) online registry as of December 1st. Each of these ELDs listed are required to meet FMCSA standards: they must conform to technical specifications, be self-certified as compliant by the provider, and registered with the FMCSA.

The listed devices include portable ELDs and mobile devices. If for any reason the FMCSA finds that an ELD listed on their website does not comply with their requirements, they may initiate removal of the ELD model or version from the list after providing written notice to the ELD provider and will alert the industry through website announcements and additional communications.

Bear in mind that some ELDs listed on the registry are developed by the same company. If this company’s standards do not meet requirements, a number of ELDs may be obligated for removal. After Phase 2 of the FMCSA’s Phased-In Compliance Phase comes Full Compliance Phase on December 16th, 2019 where all drivers and carriers will be subject to the rule that they must use self-certified ELDs, registered with the FMCSA.

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