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FMCSA: No chance ELD deadline will be delayed

By Overdrive Staff
Posted Oct 30th 2019 12:33PM

If you’re hoping for a delay in enforcement of the looming deadline to adopt an electronic logging device, don’t count on it, says Joe DeLorenzo, head of enforcement for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Speaking last Thursday at the EROAD user conference in Portland, Oregon, DeLorenzo dismissed any chance that the agency will delay the Dec. 16 deadline for switching from automatic onboard recording devices to fully compliant ELDs. “It is not going to get extended past December,” he said.

Starting Dec. 16, any driver caught using an AOBRD or non-compliant ELD will be placed out of service, DeLorenzo said. The violation will be treated the same as failure to have a record of duty status, he said, which carries a ten-hour OOS penalty...