Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
Electronic Logging Devices
The electronic logging device (ELD) rule is intended to help create a safer work environment for drivers, and make it easier and faster to accurately track, manage, and share records of duty status (RODS) data. An ELD synchronizes with a vehicle engine to automatically record driving time, for easier, more accurate hours of service (HOS) recording. Please visit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s website for plain language information regarding the ELD rule at: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/hours-service/elds/faqs
Drivers of CMV’s in Interstate Commerce
All owners and drivers of commercial motor vehicles that are operated on the public highways of this state while engaged in interstate commerce are subject to Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rules effective December 18, 2017.
Drivers of CMV’s in Intrastate Commerce (Property Carriers Only)
A person who operates a commercial motor vehicle solely in intrastate commerce which does not transport hazardous materials in the amounts that require placarding pursuant to 49 C.F.R. part 172 need not comply with the requirements of electronic logging devices and hours of service supporting documents as provided in 49 C.F.R parts 385, 386, 390, and 395 until December 31, 2019.
Interstate vs Intrastate
Legal guidance or recommendations on regulations and other business practices should be sought through your legal counsel. Interstate commerce means trade, traffic, or transportation in the United States; 1) Between a place in a State and a place outside of such State (including a place outside of the United States) 2) Between two places in a State through another State or a place outside of the United States 3) Between two places in a State as part of trade, traffic, or transportation originating or terminating outside the State or the United States. Intrastate commerce means any trade, traffic, or transportation in any State, which is not described in the term “interstate commerce.”