The ELDorado electronic logging device (ELD) used for logging driver hours-of-service data in the transportation industry has been removed from the federal list of approved devices.
ELDorado ELDs were placed on the Revoked Devices list Sept. 7 by the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) because the company failed to meet minimum requirements for such devices.
FMCSA will be sending an industry email to let motor carriers who use ELDorado ELDs know they must:
- discontinue using the revoked devices and revert to paper logs or logging software to record required hours of service data, and
- replace the revoked devices with compliant ELDs from the Registered Devices list before Nov. 7, 2022.
60-day grace period
Motor carriers get a grace period of up to 60 days to replace the revoked devices with compliant ELDs.
During the grace period, safety officials are encouraged not to cite drivers using ELDorado ELD for 395.8(a)(1) – “No ELD” or 395.22(a) – “Failed to use a registered ELD.” During this time, safety officials should request the driver’s paper logs, logging software, or use the ELDorado ELD display as a back-up method to review the hours of service data.
Drivers can be placed out-of-service after Nov. 7
Beginning Nov. 7, 2022, motor carriers who continued to use ELDorado ELDs will be considered to be operating without an ELD and safety officials will be approved to place drivers out-of-service.
FMCSA “strongly encourages” motor carriers to take action now to avoid compliance issues in the event that the ELD provider fails to address the deficiencies in time.
If the ELD provider corrects the identified deficiencies, FMCSA will notify motor carriers and place the device back on the Registered Devices list.