The Department of Transportation is warning drivers currently running Automatic On Board Recording Devices (AOBRD) that they’re almost out of time to switch to an approved ELD.
On June 18, The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reminded drivers that they only have a few short months left to make the switch from AOBRD to ELD.
The FMCSA posted on Facebook a reminder that on December 16, 2019 all drivers currently operating AOBRD must switch to an ELD registered with the FMCSA. Here’s the list of ELDs self-certified by the manufacturer: https://eld.fmcsa.dot.gov/List. The FMCSA concluded in their post that, “if the device you are considering is NOT on the list, it’s NOT an ELD.”
If you use Ezlogz, you can switch from AOBRD to ELD with the click of a button. However, with other carriers it may be a more painful process and you might find yourself searching the market for a new FMCSA-compliant ELD.