On Dec. 18, 2017, all drivers hauling freight across state lines will be required to use electronic logbooks for HOS compliance. To do that, carriers will have to install electronic logging devices in their trucks.
The biggest impact from the ELD mandate will be felt by small carriers and owner-operators. Some estimate that as many as 1 million trucks currently aren’t equipped with the devices. Those trucks won’t be placed out of service until April 1, 2018, though, allowing for what the FMCSA is calling a "phasing-in period" between Dec. 18 and April 1. Still, some shippers may still require carriers that haul their freight to use an ELD during that period.
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