EL Dorado ELD
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If you’re a freight truck driver you’re probably familiar with Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). If you’re not familiar with them they’re basically used to create a safer working environment for drivers of commercial motor vehicles, and to make it easier and faster to accurately track, manage, and share data on driving and off-duty time. This is the definition provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). In recent news the FMCSA has banned ELDorado from the list of registered ELDs. Here is what you need to know.
The FMCSA has removed ELDorado from the list of registered ELDs due to the company’s failure to meet the minimum requirements. The FMCSA has released a statement saying that motor carriers using these devices have a maximum of 60 days from the day of revocation to replace them with a registered ELD.
Drivers that are currently using ELDorado are to stop using the device and revert to paper logs or logging software to record required hours of service data and replace the device with a compliant ELD before November 7th of this year. The FMCSA said in a statement that they would put the ELDorado device back on the registered list if the company corrects all identifiable deficiencies. Until then, they strongly discourage carriers and operators from using the device. If you’re a driver and you’re caught using the ELDorado ELD, you’ll be considered to be operating without an ELD and you could be placed out of service immediately.
Please follow these guidelines and instructions provided by the FMCSA. If you’re using ArionTech ELD please be aware that they’ve also been removed from the FMCSA’s registered device list so the same guidelines and instructions apply. Do the right thing and please don’t risk getting caught. It could cost you you’re job.
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