Sometimes a driver’s ELD or electronic logging device will malfunction. If this happens he or she must report it in a day and make a note to reconstruct his or her RODs. Once the driver learns of the malfunction, it must be fixed within 8 days. A malfunction can affect the following areas: power compliance, timing compliance and data recording compliance just to name a few.
- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) offers clear directions on what needs to be done in case an electronic logging device (ELD) malfunctions.
- the driver must note the fact that the ELD malfunctioned and provide written notice of the malfunction to the fleet within 24 hours.
- The motor carrier has eight days from learning about the malfunction to correct, repair, or replace the malfunctioning electronic logging device (ELD)
“”The motor carrier has eight days from learning about the malfunction to correct, repair, or replace the malfunctioning ELD.””