For the third time in less than two weeks, FMCSA has removed a device from the registered Electronic Logging Devices list because it does not meet minimum requirements.
The latest device is ONE PLUS ELD, now known as 1 PL Logs, which was removed on Feb. 8. The action follows the recent removal of Nationwide ELD on Feb. 3 and ELD ONE on Jan. 31.
All three were placed on the revoked devices list because they violated a rule requiring 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.”
Under FMCSA rules, an ELD must be able 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.
The federal agency is directing motor carriers and drivers to stop using the revoked devices and revert to paper logs or logging software to record required hours of service data and replace the revoked device with a compliant ELD from the registered devices list before April 10.
Motor carriers have up to 60 days to replace the revoked devices with compliant ELDs.
Motor carriers and drivers who continue to use the revoked ONE PLUS ELD (or 1 PL Logs) on or after April 10 will be in violation of regulations, and drivers will be placed out-of-service in accordance with Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance criteria.
If the ELD providers correct all deficiencies, FMCSA will place their devices back on the registered devices list and inform the industry. However, FMCSA strongly encourages motor carriers to take its recommended actions to avoid compliance issues in case these deficiencies are not addressed in time.