ELD citations begin Dec. 18, but inspectors won’t enforce OOS criteria until April

Inspectors will, at their discretion, begin issuing citations for non-compliance with the federal electronic logging device mandate on the Dec. 18 deadline for adoption, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced Monday. However, the 8-hour out-of-service order associated with non-compliance with the mandate will begin April 1, 2018, CVSA also announced.

CVSA, which is made up of enforcement officials and meant to provide uniformity in enforcement of trucking and bus regulations, says it has notified the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration of its plan to begin citation enforcement Dec. 18 and out-of-service enforcement in April.

The slight delay in the enforcement of the out-of-service criteria “will provide the motor carrier industry, shippers and roadside enforcement community with time to adjust to the new requirement before vehicles are placed out of service for ELD violations,” CVSA said in its announcement. This strategy is in line with how CVSA has handled enforcement of other major trucking regulations, the group said.

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Source: Overdrive online magazine

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