ELD Enforcement Goes Live Amid Industry Concerns

Quick refresher: The Hours of service rules (HOS) dictate when and how long truck drivers can operate and have been in place since 2005. The purpose of HOS laws is to manage the amount of time drivers are on duty. The 14-hour driving window says drivers are allowed a period of 14 consecutive hours in which to drive up to 11 hours after being off-duty for 10 or more consecutive hours. The ELD mandate was established to record compliance with the long-standing Hours of Service rules. The mandate went into effect in mid-December, but more stringent enforcement began on April1st after a three-and-a-half month grace period. Which means that carriers that run without ELD’s installed and moving no

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