August 28, 2017: CVSA Prepares for December 2017 ELD Implementation; Announces April 1, 2018, Effective Date for Out-of-Service Criteria Related to ELD Rule

The deadline for commercial vehicles to begin using an electronic logging device is set for December 18, 2017. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has said that while its inspectors and roadside enforcement personnel will begin documenting violations in their reports and may issue citations to the drivers found not to be in compliance, they will not start placing those drivers out of service for ELD violations until April 1, 2018.
Drivers currently using a grandfathered automatic onboard recording device will be permitted to continue using it until December 16, 2019.
This decision was made in an effort to allow the motor carrier industry, shippers, and roadside enforcement time to adjust to the new requirements before vehicles are placed out of service. This phased-in approach has been successful in the past when significant changes were implemented.

CVSA Prepares for December 2017 ELD Implementation; Announces April 1, 2018, Effective Date for Out-of-Service Criteria Related to ELD Rule