GREENBELT, Md. – U.S. regulators will require Automatic On-Board Recording Devices (AOBRDs) to be replaced by electronic logging devices (ELDs) as of Dec. 17 – and there will be no grace period to adopt the technology.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) confirmed in a press release today that there will be no “soft enforcement” grace period, as there was with the initial ELD rollout.
If a truck traveling in the U.S. is not equipped with a registered and compliant ELD, the driver will be considered to have no record of duty status. Truck drivers without such a status would be placed out of service for 10 hours, as per North American out-of-service criteria.
The out-of-service criteria pertaining to record of duty status and hours of service rules were published on April 1.