While we are still in Phase 2 of ELD Implementation, December 16, 2019, is a critical date as the AOBRD grandfather provision expires. This provision allows fleets that had AOBRDs installed in their trucks prior to December 18, 2017, to continue using AOBRDs for two years following the ELD Compliance Date. Beginning December 16, 2019, motor carriers and drivers subject to the ELD rule must use self-certified ELDs that are registered with FMCSA.
Don’t wait—prepare now!
You can take steps now to avoid unforeseen delays, which could result in violations, fines, or drivers being placed out of service. To ensure you are prepared for the deadline:
- Contact your AOBRD provider to discuss options for transitioning to ELDs.
- Research the self-certified, registered ELDs on the market.
- Update your device software and hardware, if needed, to ensure that, by December 16, all devices meet the minimum requirements of the technical specifications in the ELD rule.
- Train your employees, including drivers and administrative staff, on how to use the ELDs you have selected to record, certify, manage, and transfer driver logs.
For more information on ELDs and AOBRDs, as well as tips on choosing a compliant ELD, visit the Drivers and Motor Carriers section of the ELD website.