The US Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has removed ELD ONE from the List of registered electronic logging devices (ELD).
FMCSA urges drivers and companies that use ELD to switch to another ELD provider within 60 days of January 31. Paper logs can be used to transfer the short time they transfer service, but only eight days, according to federal regulations .
ELD ONE was placed on the list of recalled devices due to the company’s violations of Section 126.96.36.199 of 49 CFR Part 395 Subpart B, Appendix A.
The rule requires that an ELD be designed without a printer so that “an authorized security officer can reasonably see the display without entering the commercial vehicle.”
This rule covers the ability to view an ELD on a mobile device, such as a cell phone or tablet. In most situations, the driver hands the device over to the inspector, who uses the inspection mode to enter their credentials, view the information stored and send copies to their patrol car.
Ban could be overturned
TMS ONE, the manufacturer of the product, can implement the ban if it solves the problems that led to its removal. In a message ELD ONE on his Facebook pageIt blamed the problem on a “temporary malfunction” and assured customers that a fix was on the way.
“Our team is currently undergoing a development process to improve the system, with an update that will be released on February 15. As a result of this update, we recommend that you temporarily use a paper logbook to temporarily track your hours of service. , instead of the driver application.Our team is working diligently to resolve this issue as soon as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
FMCSA will send an industry-wide email to let motor carriers know that all who use an ELD ONE device must stop using the device and return to paper logs or logging software to record hours of service data. Second, they must replace the device with a compliant ELD from the rregistered devices list before April 1st.
If ELD ONE corrects all identified deficiencies, FMCSA will return it to the list of registered devices to inform the industry.
Carriers urged to act now
for now, Safety officers are encouraged not to cite drivers using ELD ONE for not having a functioning ELD. Instead, safety officers should request the driver’s paper logs, logging software, or use the ELD ONE display as a backup method to review the hours of service data.
As of April 1, motor carriers that continue to use ELD ONE will be considered without an ELD. Security officers who encounter a driver using the ELD ONE on or after April 1 could cite the driver out of service and in accordance with the CVSA OOS criteria.
FMCSA strongly encourages motor carriers to take the actions listed above now to avoid compliance issues in the event that ELD ONE’s deficiencies are not addressed in a timely manner.
For more information on ELDs, visit FMCSA’s ELD Implementation website.