Ladies and Gentlemen,
Today, the NYS Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) issued and emergency/proposed rulemaking to adopt the 2017 edition of the federal regulations, which includes the ELD mandate. Effective TODAY, the state has the authority to enforce the mandate, and we have been informed that carriers not in compliance with the mandate will be placed “OUT-OF-SERVICE”.
The ELD applies to most motor carriers and drivers who are currently required to maintain records of duty status (RODS) per Part 395, 49 CFR 395.8(a). The rule applies to commercial buses as well as trucks, and to Canada- and Mexico-domiciled drivers.
The ELD rule allows limited exceptions to the ELD mandate, including:
• Drivers who operate under the short-haul exceptions may continue using timecards; they are not required to keep RODS and will not be required to use ELDs.
• Drivers who use paper RODS for not more than 8 days out of every 30-day period.
• Drivers who conduct drive-away-tow-away operations, in which the vehicle being driven is the commodity being delivered.
• Drivers of vehicles manufactured before 2000.
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