Carriers take note; CVSA extends penalty of putting drivers OOSC for ELD violations

Published by Food Logistics magazine: 

“The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced Monday it will postpone putting drivers out-of-service (OOSC) for not complying with the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate until April 1, 2018, though the mandate takes effect on Dec. 18. CVSA added that it “supports moving forward with the compliance date as specified in the rule.

However, setting an April 1, 2018, effective date for applying the ELD OOSC will provide the motor carrier industry, shippers and the roadside enforcement community with time to adjust to the new requirement before vehicles are placed out of service for ELD violations.”

What does this mean to carriers? 

To be clear, the overall ELD implementation mandate beginning on December 18 has NOT changed…only the timeframe for putting drivers completely out-of-service (OOSC) when they violate this mandate has been slightly extended.  This approach is meant to promote a smoother transition to ELDs.

For more Sunset “Freight for Thought“, read a summary of how many of our customers may be impacted during the great ELD implementation of 2018.