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.
December 18, 2017
Commercial motor carriers are required to begin using either an approved AOBRD, EOBRD or registered ELD on or by this date.
December 16, 2019
For vehicles currently equipped with an AOBRD/EOBRD, by this date those must be upgraded or replaced by ELDs.
AOBRD/EOBRD: Automatic/Electronic On-Board Recording Device
ELD: Electronic Logging Device
HOS: Hours of Service