The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has removed an ELD device from its list of registered Electronic logging devices due to a failure by the company.
The FMCSA announced the removal of ELD ONE on Tuesday, January 31st because of the company’s failure to meet the minimum requirements established in 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, appendix A. The requirement states that an ELD without a printer be designed so that “the display may be reasonably viewed by an authorized safety official without entering the commercial motor vehicle.”
The FMCSA states that those using an ELD ONE device take the following steps:
- Discontinue using the revoked device(s) and revert to paper logs or logging software to record required hours of service data.
- Replace the revoked device(s) with compliant ELD(s) from the Registered Devices list before April 1, 2023.
The FMCSA will be sending out an email to let motor carriers know of these steps.
As of January 31st, safety officials are “encouraged not to cite drivers using ELD ONE for ‘No ELD or “failed to use a registered ELD,” and should instead “request the driver’s paper logs, logging software, or use the ELD ONE display as a back-up method to review the hours of service data.” Motor carriers found to be using the revoked device after April 1st will be considered to be operating without an ELD.
Motor carriers are strongly advised to take the suggested steps immediately to avoid compliance issues.
The ELD provider may be placed back on the list of registered devices if the provider corrects the identified deficiencies.