The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has removed a popular electronic logging device (ELD) from its list of approved devices, rendering those who use it non-compliant with federal regulations.
Effective September 7, 2022, the FMCSA removed the ELDorado ELD from the agency’s list of approved devices “due to the company’s failure to meet minimum requirements”.
The FMCSA advises users of ELDorado ELD to take the following steps:
- Cease use of the revoked device(s) and return to paper logs or logging software to record required hours of service.
- Replace the revoked device(s) with compliant ELDs from the list of registered devices before November 7, 2022.
The FMCSA provides a 60-day grace period for motor carriers to replace the revoked ELD with an approved ELD.
During the 60-day grace period, law enforcement officers are “encouraged” not to cite drivers using the ELDorado ELD. During the grace period, the FMCSA advises safety officials instead to request the driver’s paper logs, logging software, or use the EL Dorado ELD display as a backup method to review hours of service data.
However, effective November 7, 2022, truckers caught using the ELDorado ELD will be considered operating without an ELD and may be taken out of service.
You can view the list of FMCSA-approved ELD devices here.
In June 2022, the FMCSA revoked the ArionT ELD for failing to meet minimum requirements.