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Electronic Log Enforcement

Posted on March 28, 2018

According to the MN Trucking Association in a recent article published (3.27.18), ELD enforcement will begin April 1, 2018.  Following is an excerpt from that Article:

“Beginning April 1, 2018, if a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver is stopped and found to be operating a CMV without a required electronic logging device (ELD) or automatic onboard recording device (AOBRD) the following procedure will be followed.

1. The driver may be cited for failing to have the proper record of duty status.

2. The driver will be placed out-of-service (OOS) for 10 hours in accordance with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Out-of-Service Criteria. (Passenger carriers would be placed OOS for 8 hours, noting en-route inspections of passenger carriers are prohibited.)

3. At the end of the 10 hours, the driver will be permitted to continue the trip to their final destination, provided the driver has documented their duty status using paper logs and has a copy of the inspection report and/or citation.

4. The driver shall not be dispatched again until they are equipped with a compliant ELD.

5. If the same driver is stopped following the next dispatch and found to still not be equipped with a compliant device, the driver will again be placed OOS for 10 hours (8 hours for passenger carriers), then permitted to continue using paper logs, as outlined above.”

If there are questions, let us know and we can help direct you to the Association.