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Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) to be updated per new FMCSA HOS rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published updated hours of service (HOS) rules for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. All Electronic Logging Devices must be updated to comply with the new FMCSA HOS rule by September 29, 2020.

The regulation on HOS offers four main revisions to the existing rules:

  • The FMCSA will increase the flexibility for the 30-minute break requirement by allowing the break to be satisfied by using On-Duty, rather than OFF-Duty status.
  • The FMCSA will modify the sleeper-berth rule to allow CMV drivers to split 10 hours OFF-Duty into two periods: an 8/2 split, or a 7/3 split. Neither period will be counting against the 14-hour shift.
  • The Agency will modify the adverse driving conditions exception by extending by two hours the maximum window during which driving is permitted.
  • The FMCSA will change the short-haul exception available to CMV drivers by lengthening the maximum On-Duty period from 12 to 14 hours and extending the distance limit from 100 air miles to 150 air miles.

The new hours of service rule will have an implementation date of September 29, 2020, 120 days after publication in the Federal Register.

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