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.
Is electronic logs mandatory?
A historic mandate for electronic logs is bringing trucker work-rule compliance into the 21st century. The change comes more than 29 years after IIHS first petitioned for it.
Electronic log mandate is finally on the books.
|1971||Federal legislation introduced to require all trucks and buses to be equipped with tachographs|
|1986||IIHS petitions FHWA for mandate|
At what weight do you need an ELD?
According to the mandate as it is currently written, all commercial motor vehicles that weigh over 10,000 lbs. and/or vehicles transporting hazardous materials requiring placards are required to utilize an ELD.
When did e logs become mandatory?
Starting December 16, 2019, all carriers and drivers subject to the ELD rule must use ELDs.