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07
September
2022

REVOKED ELD: FMCSA Removes ELDorado ELD from Registered ELDs List | Show Less

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

FMCSA removed the device below due to the company's failure to meet the minimum requirements established in 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, appendix A.

ELD Name: ELDorado ELD
Model Number: ERS
ELD Identifier: ERS186
ELD Provider: ELDorado

Motor carriers and drivers using the device above must take the following actions:
  1. Discontinue using the revoked device(s) and revert to paper logs or logging software to record required hours of service data.
  2. Replace the revoked device(s) with compliant ELD(s) from the Registered ELDs list before November 7, 2022.

Motor carriers have a grace period of up to 60 days to replace the revoked device(s) with compliant ELD(s). Motor carriers and drivers who continue to use the device listed above on or after November 7, 2022, will be in violation of 49 CFR 395.8(a)(1) - "No record of duty status," and drivers will be placed out-of-service in accordance with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Out-of-Service Criteria.

If the ELD provider corrects all identified deficiencies, FMCSA will place the device back on the list of registered devices and inform the industry and the field. However, FMCSA strongly encourages motor carriers to take the actions listed above now to avoid compliance issues in the event that these deficiencies are not addressed in time.

An email containing this information was sent to our subscriber list on September 7, 2022. To ensure you receive updates like this from FMCSA, sign up to receive our emails.
24
June
2022

REVOKED ELD: FMCSA Removes ArionT ELD from Registered ELDs List | Show Less

Friday, June 24, 2022

FMCSA removed the device below due to the company's failure to meet the minimum requirements established in 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, appendix A.

ELD Name: ArionT ELD
Model Number: AT5000
ELD Identified: AR1ONT
ELD Provider: Arion Tech Inc.

Motor carriers and drivers using the device above must take the following actions:
  1. Discontinue using the revoked device(s) and revert to paper logs or logging software to record required hours of service data.
  2. Replace the revoked device(s) with compliant ELD(s) from the Registered ELDs list before August 24, 2022.
Motor carriers have a grace period of up to 60 days to replace the revoked device(s) with compliant ELD(s). Motor carriers and drivers who continue to use the device listed above on or after August 24, 2022 will be in violation of 49 CFR 395.8(a)(1) - "No record of duty status" and drivers will be placed out-of-service in accordance with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Out-of-Service Criteria.

If the ELD provider corrects all identified deficiencies, FMCSA will place the device back on the list of registered devices and inform the industry and the field. However, FMCSA strongly encourages motor carriers to take the actions listed above now to avoid compliance issues in the event that these deficiencies are not addressed in time.

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01
June
2022

ELDs That Rely on 3G Networks May Be Non-Compliant as Providers Sunset 3G | Show Less

Wednesday, June 01, 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.

3G Sunset Dates
The sunset dates announced* by cellular providers are:
  1. AT&T 3G: February 22, 2022 (completed)
  2. Sprint 3G (T-Mobile): March 31, 2022 (delayed)
  3. Sprint LTE (T-Mobile): June 30, 2022
  4. T-Mobile 3G: July 1, 2022
  5. Verizon 3G: December 31, 2022
If your cellular provider is not listed above, your ELD may still be affected. Many carriers, such as Cricket, Boost, Straight Talk, and several Lifeline mobile service providers utilize the network listed above.

*Dates are subject to change, contact your mobile carrier for up-to-date information.

Read more about the 3G sunsets

Expired Extensions
FMCSA has granted an extension an extension for carriers using certain ELDs, 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. Previously issued extensions have expired.

When operating under an extension, 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.For reference, the expired extension documents are available below.

Download the Rand McNally extension document (expired May 31, 2022)
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

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