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What Are the Most Important ELD Deadlines?

The clock is already running, and there’s no grace period with federal regulations such as these.

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This timeline explains when your ELD system must be operational in order to be compliant with the law.

ENACTMENT AND NOTICE
February 16, 2016
When the requirement that commercial motor carriers will replace current HOS recording methods with an ELD became law.

GENERAL COMPLIANCE
December 18, 2017
Commercial motor carriers are required to begin using either an approved AOBRD, EOBRD or registered ELD on or by this date.  

FULL COMPLIANCE
December 16, 2019
For vehicles currently equipped with an AOBRD/EOBRD, by this date those must be upgraded or replaced by ELDs.

Abbreviations

AOBRD/EOBRD: Automatic/Electronic On-Board Recording Device

ELD: Electronic Logging Device

HOS: Hours of Service 

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