FMCSA drops 2 devices from list of registered ELDs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has dropped two more products from the list of registered electronic logging devices (ELD). 

Blue Star ELD and ELD Mandate Plus have been placed on the revoked services list because they failed to meet the minimum requirements established in 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, appendix A, effective May 21.

The regulation “requires 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.”

FMCSA will send an industrywide email informing motor carriers that use these revoked ELDs must discontinue their use and revert to paper logs or logging software to record required hours-of-service data, as well as replace the revoked ELDs with compliant ELDs from the registered devices list before July 20.

During this time, safety officials should request the driver’s paper logs, logging software, or use the ELD display as a backup method to review the hours-of-service data.

Drivers or carriers who miss the July 20 deadline will face a “no record of duty status” violation and be placed out of service, according to Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance OOS Criteria.

For more information on ELDs, visit FMCSA’s ELD implementation website.

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