Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has removed a popular electronic logging device (ELD) from its list of approved devices, making those who use it non-compliant with federal regulations.

Effective September 7, 2022, the FMCSA removed the ELDorado ELD from the agency’s list of approved devices “due to the company’s failure to meet the minimum requirements.”

The FMCSA advises that ELDorado ELD users should take the following steps:

  1. Discontinue using the revoked device(s) and revert to paper logs or logging software to record required hours of service data.
  2. Replace the revoked device(s) with compliant ELD(s) from the Registered Devices list before November 7, 2022.

The FMCSA is allowing a 60 day grace period for motor carriers to replace the revoked ELD with an approved ELD.

During the 60 day grace period, law enforcement officers are “encouraged” not to cite drivers using the ELDorado ELD. During the grace period, the FMCSA instead advises that safety officials should request the driver’s paper logs, logging software, or use the ELDorado ELD display as a back-up method to review the hours of service data.

However, as of November 7, 2022, truckers caught using the ELDorado ELD will be considered to be operating without an ELD and may be placed out of service.

You can view the list of FMCSA approved ELD devices here.

In June 2022, the FMCSA revoked the ArionT ELD for failing to meet minimum requirements.

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