The old way of keeping paper records for your logs will soon be a thing of the past. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced their final ruling requiring the adoption and use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) by all drivers who are currently required to complete paper logs. As most of us know, in July 2012, Congress passed a law that required the FMCSA to mandate the use of ELDs. That has now been passed, and by December 2017, all drivers currently required to complete paper logs will need to be compliant.
The final ruling has a lot of aspects to it. We wanted to break down some of the most important parts and provide insight into how this ruling might affect you.
There are additional exceptions, such as for drivers who use paper logs no more than 8 days during any 30-day period and for drivers of vehicles manufactured before model year 2000. For a full outline of the ruling, check out the FMCSA website.