ELD Mandate Update

On December 23, 2017, DOT released details on an Initial 90 day waiver from ELDs for Agricultural and Livestock haulers. What that means is anyone hauling non-processed foods, feed, fiber, livestock or any agricultural commodity has a 90 day window starting on December 18, 2017, to become compliant with the ELD mandate.

If you have been asleep for the past few years and don’t know what the ELD mandate is: It is an electronic logging device (ELD) required in all commercial vehicles with engines younger than 1999 and driven by someone required to prepare hours of service records of duty status to go from paper logs to the ELD.

The waiver is to give more time to further examine an exemption request while developing additional guidance for agricultural haulers. This waiver applies through March 18, 2018.

Please remember, even though you may be exempt, drivers operating under this waiver must carry a copy of the notice and present it to safety officials upon request. Also, any carriers operating under this waiver must notify the FMCSA within five business days of any accident.
Drivers operating under the waiver must carry a copy of the notice and present it to motor carrier safety enforcement officials upon request. In addition, any carriers operating under the waiver must notify the FMCSA within five business days of any accident.