Texas to require ELDs in 2019

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas will require intrastate commercial motor vehicles to use electronic logging devices to record duty status beginning Dec. 19, 2019, almost exactly two years after a federal ELD mandate takes effect.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s ELD mandate begins on Dec. 18, 2017 and applies to interstate buses and trucks.

Overdrive reports that Texas officials haven’t released much information about the new regulations but they apparently will mirror the federal rule and require the same minimum specifications for ELDs.

Other states are expected to eventually follow suit and adopt their own ELD regulations.

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