Who is required to use electronic logs?
3. Who must comply with the electronic logging device (ELD) rule? The ELD applies to most motor carriers and drivers who are currently required to maintain records of duty status (RODS) per Part 395, 49 CFR 395.8(a). The rule applies to commercial buses as well as trucks, and to Canada- and Mexico-domiciled drivers.
Who is exempt from using electronic logs?
Drivers who use Records of Duty Status (RODS) for 8 days or less in any 30-day period, as are also exempt from using electronic logging devices. If a driver doesn’t frequently go over the 8 days of RODS, they can use an ELD on demand for the times they do.
What happens if you dont have an ELD?
Drivers without compliant ELDs are expected to face hefty fines and penalties. Moreover, as drivers are placed out-of-service, they won’t be able to work, resulting in loss of revenue.