FMCSA released the new CVSA inspection bulletin pertaining to Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) and Automatic On-Board Recording Devices (AOBRDs). The rules beginning December 18, 2017, are outlined below.
NO RECORD OF DUTY VIOLATIONS
A driver is considered to have a no record of duty status if:
- The driver/carrier is using an ELD that is not authorized by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
- The driver is unable to produce or transfer the data from an AOBRD or ELD to an authorized safety official as required
- The carrier does not repair a malfunctioning ELD or AOBRD within eight days or obtain an extension from the FMCSA Division Administrator
- The driver does not log into the ELD device as required
- The driver is required to have an ELD, but the vehicle is not equipped with an ELD or AOBRD
If a property-carrying vehicle has a no record of duty status, the driver will be placed out of service for 10 consecutive hours.
FALSE RECORD OF DUTY VIOLATIONS
A driver is considered to have a false record of duty status if:
- The driver indicates use of a special driving category when not involved in that activity
If a property-carrying vehicle has a false record of duty status, the driver will be placed out of service for 10 consecutive hours.
NO PREVIOUS SEVEN DAY VIOLATIONS
A driver is considered not to have the previous seven days of logs if:
- The driver with a malfunctioning AOBRD or ELD fails to reconstruct logs for the current twenty-four hour period and the previous seven days as required
If a property-carrying vehicle has no previous seven days of logs, the driver will be placed out of service for 10 consecutive hours.
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