Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) is a piece of electronic hardware device (hardware) attached to the CMV (commercial motor vehicle) engine to record driving hours, or software for Iphone , ipad and andriod phones (software). The driving hours of commercial drivers are usually regulated by FMCSA. Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) are used by drivers of commercial motor vehicles to record driving time and hours of services (HOS). ELDs can also collect data on the vehicleâ€™s engine, movement and miles driven. It keeps drivers informed of driver status in real-time and to support them in their operations.
One example is the Garmin Dezl OTR 700 Truck GPS for Andriod or the ELD One for Iphone. Most trucks have 9pin J1939 cable, 16 pin or OBDII OBD port, can attached to those like EZ-ELD device.
However, there are exemptions to the rule: Motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance in support of relief efforts related to the COVID-19 public health emergency are granted emergency relief from 49 CFR § 395.3, through October 15, 2022. On September 18, 2022, due to heavy rain, high winds, and storm surge resulting from Tropical Storm/Hurricane Fiona, the President of the United States issued an Emergency Declaration. In accordance with 49 CFR § 390.25, this Extension of the Emergency Declaration is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until the end of the emergency (as defined in 49 CFR § 390.5T) or until 11:59 P.M. (ET), November 17, 2022, whichever is earlier. Refer to FMCSA for other exemptions.
Regional Emergency Declaration Under 49 CFR § 390.23 No. 2022-013. Such emergency is in response to product recall and unplanned closure of a key manufacturing facility of baby formula, an essential supply. On May 18, 2022, the President of the United States invoked the Defense Production Act to increase baby formula production and requiring suppliers to direct ingredients to baby formula manufacturers as a priority. This Emergency Declaration addresses nationwide emergency conditions creating a need for immediate transportation of baby formula, ingredients for the production of baby formula including but not limited to whey, casein, corn syrup and hydrolyzed protein, and containers and packaging for baby formula, and provides necessary relief.