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02
May
2022

FMCSA grants extension request to replace specified 3G dependent ELDs | Show Less

Monday, May 02, 2022

Mobile carriers are shutting down their 3G networks. As a result, any ELD that requires 3G cellular connectivity to perform its functionality will no longer be in compliance after the 3G network it relies on is sunset. When in an area that does not support 3G, a 3G dependent device will register a malfunction. In accordance with 49 CFR 395.34, a carrier has 8 days to get the malfunction resolved, in this case by replacement, unless an extension is granted. Read more

FMCSA has granted an extension for any carriers using the ELDs below, allowing the carrier's drivers to continue to use paper records of duty status in lieu of the ELD until the 3G dependent devices are replaced with a compliant 4G or 5G device. The devices covered under this extension are:
  1. Rand McNally; Device Name: Driver Connect, Model # DC200 Fleet
  2. Rand McNally; Device Name: Driver Connect, Model # DC200S
  3. Rand McNally; Device Name: TND 760, Model # 760
  4. Rand McNally; Device Name: TND 765, Model # 765
  5. Rand McNally; Device Name: HD100, Model # HD100 (Android; iOS)
A carrier must maintain the document granting this extension at the carrier's principal place of business and keep a copy in each vehicle with a malfunctioning ELD. A driver must make the copy of this document available to a safety official upon request.

Download the Rand McNally extension document

FMCSA also granted the following extensions which have since expired:
Download the ORBCOMM extension document (expired April 29, 2022)
Download the Omnitracs extension document (expired March 31, 2022)
10
March
2022

UPDATE: ELD Frequently Asked Questions | Show Less

Thursday, March 10, 2022

On March 10, 2022, to provide additional guidance on the ELD regulations, FMCSA published three new frequently asked questions (FAQs) and revised several additional FAQs. The updates are summarized in the recent email from FMCSA.
To view any of the new and updated FAQs, along with previously published FAQs, visit https://eld.fmcsa.dot.gov/faq.
04
March
2022

FMCSA grants extension request to replace specified 3G dependent ELDs | Show Less

Friday, March 04, 2022

Mobile carriers are shutting down their 3G networks. As a result, any ELD that requires 3G cellular connectivity to perform its functionality will no longer be in compliance after the 3G network it relies on is sunset. When in an area that does not support 3G, a 3G dependent device will register a malfunction. In accordance with 49 CFR 395.34, a carrier has 8 days to get the malfunction resolved, in this case by replacement, unless an extension is granted. Read more

FMCSA has granted an extension for any carriers using the ELDs below, allowing the carrier's drivers to continue to use paper records of duty status in lieu of the ELD until the 3G dependent devices are replaced with a compliant 4G or 5G device.

The devices covered under this extension are:
  1. Omnitracs Intelligent Vehicle Gateway; ELD Identifier: IVG001; Serial Numbers (SN) 108000000-108499999
  2. Blue Tree ELD; ELD Identifier: BT500 
A carrier must maintain the document granting this extension at the carrier's principal place of business and keep a copy in each vehicle with a malfunctioning ELD. A driver must make the copy of this document available to a safety official upon request.

Download the Omnitracs extension document
Download the ORBCOMM extension document
06
September
2019

ELD Technical Specifications Public Meeting Materials | Show Less

Friday, September 06, 2019

On September 6, 2019, FMCSA hosted a public meeting on the ELD technical specifications. Participants attended in-person, or virtually via webinar. Materials from this meeting are available below.

Watch the webinar recording
Meeting minutes
Meeting agenda
Presentation
Handout: ELD Data Transfer Requirements
Handout: Resources from FMCSA

Searchable ELD FAQs | Show Less

Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2019

The ELD website now offers an easier way to view the frequently asked questions on the ELD rule and technical specifications. The searchable FAQs allow you to browse by categories or search by key terms to quickly find the information you need.

Browse the ELD FAQs

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