FMCSA pulls two ELDs from registered list

FMCSA pulls two ELDs from registered list

FMCSA says Blue Star ELD and ELD Mandate Plus devices did not meet minimum requirements, and were placed on the Revoked Devices list.

The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) removed Blue Star ELD and ELD Mandate Plus devices from its list of registered Electronic Logging Devices. FMCSA says it placed these ELDs on the Revoked Devices list due to the companies’ failure to meet the minimum requirements established in 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, appendix A.

FMCSA says that all who use these revoked ELDs must take the following steps:

  1. Discontinue using the revoked ELDs and revert to paper logs or logging software to record required hours of service data.
  2. Replace the revoked ELDs with compliant ELDs from the Registered Devices list before July 20.

FMCSA says motor carriers have up to 60 days to replace the revoked ELDs with compliant ELDs. If the ELD providers correct all identified deficiencies for their devices, FMCSA will place the ELDs back on the list of registered devices and inform the industry of the update.

During this time, FMCSA says safety officials should not cite drivers using these ELDs. However, drivers continuing to use them after the July 20 cutoff will be considered to be operating without an ELD.

FMCSA said that it strongly encourages motor carriers to take the actions listed above now to avoid compliance issues in the event that the deficiencies are not addressed by the ELD providers.

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