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Register for a Live ELD Q&A Session | Show Less

Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2019

To help the motor carrier industry and ELD providers prepare for December 16, 2019, after which all motor carriers and drivers subject to the ELD rule must use ELDs to record driver hours-of-service data, FMCSA has scheduled a series of live question and answer sessions. There are two options to attend: a webinar format, or a listen-only phone line. Use the links below to register.

Sessions for Motor Carriers and Drivers:

Sessions for ELD Providers:

Prior to these Q&A sessions, FMCSA will send attendees an email with a link to a self-guided eLearning lesson covering the basics of the ELD rule. This eLearning lesson will also be posted on this News and Events page once it is available.

Updated ELD FAQs | Show Less

Posted: Monday, July 22, 2019

Recently, FMCSA updated the ELD FAQs to clarify that electronic logging software is a permitted alternative recording method when reconstructing records of duty status due to an ELD malfunction. Read the updated answers to the following questions:

1. What must a driver do if there is an electronic logging device (ELD) malfunction?

2. When should a driver use paper logs or electronic logging software if an ELD malfunction occurs?

Read the answers to these questions and more:



Electronic logging devices increase the accuracy of recording a driver’s hours of service. Learn more about how this technology is helping improve highway safety.

Harnessing techological changes in transportation is an important way that FMCSA seeks to meet our satefy mission.