Welcome to the ELD Home Page
Electronic logging devices (ELDs) are intended to create a safer work environment for drivers of commercial motor vehicles, and make it easier and faster to accurately track, manage, and share data on driving and off-duty time.
FMCSA granted an extension as authorized under 49 CFR 395.34 for any carrier using ORBCOMM's Blue Tree ELDs. The extension allows the carrier’s drivers to continue to use paper records of duty status (RODS) in lieu of the ELD. Drivers using Blue Tree ELDs may continue to record their hours of service on a paper graph grid or logging software, in accordance with § 395.8, until ORBCOMM notifies FMCSA that the malfunctioning Blue Tree ELDs have resumed service or by September 29, 2023, whichever occurs first. Read more
On September 14, 2023, FMCSA removed FALCON ELD from the list of registered ELDs due to the provider's failure to meet the minimum requirements. Motor carriers using Falcon ELDs must replace them with a registered ELD before November 13, 2023.
NOTE: As of September 18, 2023, FMCSA has reinstated KSK ELD to the list of registered ELDs. Motor carriers and drivers may now use KSK ELD to record and transfer HOS data. Read more
Access all the information you need to develop, test, and register your electronic logging device.Learn More
Drivers and Motor Carriers
Are you subject to the ELD rule? Learn about the rule and download resources to help you and your company use ELDs to track your hours of service.Learn More
Review FMCSA training materials on ELD exemptions, the AOBRD grandfather clause, requesting and reviewing HOS data, and more.Learn More
Together to Make
FMCSA is committed to providing manufacturers, carriers, and drivers with the information they need to stay compliant with the ELD rule.
To implement the ELD rule, FMCSA relies on our partnerships to ensure a smooth transition.
- Ensures that drivers of commercial motor vehicles get the rest they need to drive safer by publishing, educating on, and enforcing the ELD rule.
- Provides methods for testing to assist manufacturers in creating compliant ELDs.
- Trains enforcement personnel on requesting HOS data from ELDs and reviewing electronic driver logs for HOS violations.
- Works with manufacturers to rectify ELDs found not meeting the minimum requirements or, when necessary, removes non-compliant devices from the list of self-certified ELDs.
- Certify that their devices meet the specifications in the ELD rule in order for their devices to appear on the FMCSA list of self-certified ELDs.
- Maintain the accuracy of their device registration, informing FMCSA of any major changes or enhancements.
- Ensure the security of their devices and work with carriers to quickly resolve any technical malfunctions or issues.
- Use the list of self-certified ELDs to decide which ELD is right for their business needs.
- Train drivers on using ELDs to track and share records of duty status.
- Make sure ELDs are functioning properly in all non-exempt vehicles.
View ELD Files with Web eRods
Access a Web-based version of Electronic Record of Duty Status (eRODS) software and see the safety official view of your ELD filesUse Web eRods
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News and Events
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Enforcing Hours of Service
FMCSA is tracking the impact ELDs are having on industry compliance with hours-of-service regulations. As you can see in the graph, hours-of-service violations have fallen sharply since the ELD rollout. These critical regulations ensure that CMV drivers get the breaks they need, increasing the safety of everyone on the road.
We will continue to update this information as additional data becomes available.
Making Roads Safer
ELDs help create a safer work environment, ensuring that drivers take the breaks they need.
FMCSA estimates that ELDs will result in:
- 1,844 crashes avoided annually
- 562 fewer injuries per year
- 26 lives saved each year
ELDs are an important tool to help the motor carrier industry comply with critical hours-of-service regulations that improve safety on our Nation’s roads by making sure drivers get the breaks they need.
NOTE: The information provided on this website is to help promote understanding of and compliance with the ELD rule - it is not a substitute for the specific requirements documented in the rule.