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The electronic logging device (ELD) rule was congressionally mandated as a part of MAP-21 and is intended to help create a safer work environment for drivers, and make it easier and faster to accurately track, manage, and share records of duty status (RODS) data. An ELD synchronizes with a vehicle engine to automatically record driving time, for easier, more accurate hours of service (HOS) recording.

The ELD Rule:

  • Specifies who is covered by the rule and exceptions to it.

  • Provides for ELDS to be self-certified and registered with FMCSA.

  • Includes technical specifications to ensure ELDs are standardized and compliant.

  • Includes a phased implementation timeline to give drivers and carriers time to comply.

  • Includes provisions to help prevent data tampering and harassment of drivers.

  • Creates standard data displays and data transfer processes, making it easier to demonstrate compliance and faster to share RODS with safety officials.

ELD and Hours of Service (HOS)

The ELD final rule does not change any of the basic hours-of-service rules or exceptions. For more information regarding hours-of-service, visit FMCSA's Hours of Service page.

Guidance for Agricultural Operations

Learn more about agricultural exceptions and exemptions to the FMCSA Hours of Service (HOS) and Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Rules.