Legislation Reminders

Some useful reminders to help keep you in line with the ELD legislation.

  • Ensure that the ELD is mounted in a fixed position during the operation of the commercial motor vehicle and visible to the driver when the driver is seated in the normal driving position For more information refer to Hours of Service of Drivers: 395.22 Motor carrier responsibilities—In general.
  • Provide the information the ELD requires as prompted by the ELD and required by the motor carrier. For more information, refer to Hours of Service of Drivers: 395.24 Driver responsibilities—In general.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • A driver must input the driver’s duty status by selecting among the following categories available on the ELD:
    • “Off duty” or “OFF”
    • “Sleeper berth” or “SB”, to be used only if sleeper berth is used;
    • “Driving” or “D”; or
    • “On-duty not driving” or “ON”.
  • Miscellaneous data. (1) A driver must manually input the following information in the ELD:
    • Annotations, when applicable;
    • Driver’s location description, when prompted by the ELD; and
    • Output file comment, when directed by an authorized safety officer.
  • A driver must manually input or verify the following information on the ELD:
    • Commercial motor vehicle power unit number;
    • Trailer number(s), if applicable; and
    • Shipping document number, if applicable.
  • On request by an authorized safety official, a driver must produce and transfer from an ELD the driver’s hours-of-service records in accordance with the instruction sheet provided by the motor carrier.

When a driver logs into an ELD, the driver must review any unassigned driving time when prompted by the ELD and must:

  • Assume any records that belong to the driver under the driver’s account; or
  • Indicate that the records are not attributable to the driver.

For more information, refer to Hours of Service of Drivers: §395.32 Non-authenticated driver logs.