Get ready to convert from paper logbooks to Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs)

December 1st, 2017

Beginning on December 18, 2017, phase 2 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrations (FMCSA) Electronic Logging Device Final Rule will come into effect. Starting on December 18, interstate trucking carriers and drivers will be required to use the following electronic logging devices: 

  • Automatic On Board Recording Devices (AOBRDs) that were installed prior to December 18, 2017 
    • These devices will be banned when phase 3 begins on December 16, 2019


  • Self-Certified and registered Electronic Logging Devices with FMCSA 


Not every carrier and driver is required to use electronic logs for recording hours of service. The following are exemptions to the rule:

  • Short-haul drivers who only had to log 8 days (or fewer) out of the 30 days
  • Short-haul drivers who are not required to maintain Record of Duty Status 
  • Driver operating a drive-away/tow-away vehicle that is part of a delivery 
  • Driving or towing a recreational vehicle in a drive-away/tow-away operation
  • Driver operating a vehicle that is older than model year 2000 (1999 or older) 


Questions? Contact Neel Horst, Senior Risk Control Consultant, or Matt SteighnerRisk Control Consultant or call us at 717-761-4600. Visit the loss control page here