Jason Craig is manager of government affairs for C.H. Robinson

Jason Craig, Manager of government affairs for C.H. Robinson.

In order to help ensure a smoother transition to mandatory electronic logging devices (ELDs), the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has decided to wait until April to issue out-of-service orders for drivers who were not ELD compliant by the Dec. 18 implementation date.

In order to help ensure a smoother transition to mandatory electronic logging devices (ELDs), the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has decided to wait until April to issue out-of-service orders for drivers who were not ELD compliant by the Dec. 18 implementation date.

CVSA works with state-level law enforcement departments to enforce transportation policy. It is important to note that law enforcement will still write warnings between December and April 2018 for carriers that are not ELD compliant.So how does this fit into overall ELD implementation?

Telogis Electronic Logging Device ELDs

Telogis Electronic Logging Device ELD

There are three key points to understand:

1. This is effectively a soft enforcement delay that will allow both law enforcement and carriers to slowly ramp up into compliance without causing significant disruption to the industry. Essentially, CVSA is providing time for the transportation industry to adjust to the ELD mandate and work out technical details before enforcing out-of-service orders for non-compliance.

2. Please note that CVSA will continue to place drivers out-of-service for hours of service violations, with or without an ELD, just as they currently do with paper logbooks.

3. There may be potential additional technical delays to the ELD mandate implementation schedule. Congress has considered a provision that delays the mandate, but the House rejected this bill in early September.In addition, technical complexities could delay the implementation further. However, the out-of-service delay announcement will allow more time to work out technical challenges.C.H. Robinson will continue to closely monitor these potential impacts, and will keep you informed as we move forward.If you are currently exploring ELD options, contact C.H. Robinson to learn more about our collaboration with ONE20, offering a cost-effective ELD solution. You can also find more helpful information about the ELD mandates in this post from earlier in the year.

(Jason Craig is manager of government affairs for C.H. Robinson. He can be reached at 1-800-323-7598 or solutions@chrobinson.com. Based in Eden Prairie, Minn., C.H. Robinson is a leading third-party logistics provider offering freight transportation and logistics, outsource solutions, and information services.)

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