FMCSA drops Nationwide ELD from approved list

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has removed ELD  Nationwide ELD from the registered Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) list.

FMCSA is urging drivers and companies that use ELD to switch to a different ELD provider within 60 days of Feb. 3. Paper logs can be used to cover the short time they are transferring service, but only for eight days, according to federal regulations.

ELD ONE has been placed on the revoked devices list due to the company’s violations of Section of 49 CFR part 395 subpart B, Appendix A. 

The rule requires an ELD without a printer to be designed so that “an authorized safety official may reasonably view the display without entering the commercial motor vehicle.” 

This rule covers the ability of an ELD to be viewed on a mobile device, such as a cell phone or tablet. In most situations, the driver hands over the device to the inspector, who uses the inspection mode to enter their credentials, look over the information stored and send copies to their patrol vehicle. 

Nationwide Technologies, the product’s manufacturer, can reverse the ban if it resolves the issues that led to its removal. 

FMCSA will send an industry-wide email to inform motor carriers that all who use a Nationwide ELD device must discontinue using the device and revert to paper logs or logging software to record hours of service data. Secondly, they must replace the device with a compliant ELD from the registered devices list before April 4.

If Nationwide Technologies corrects all identified deficiencies, FMCSA will place it back on the list of registered devices and inform the industry.


FMCSA removes ELD ONE from approved list

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