ELD Violations Affect CSA Scores
Electronic logging devices: ready or not, here they come. The Dec. 18, 2017 deadline has come and gone for ELD compliance, but if you haven’t transitioned yet, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) says drivers given a citation for ELD violation for non-compliance with the ELD mandate will not receive points against them when it comes to their Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Score. This comes as an effort made by federal officials to ease the pain and tension surrounding the ELD mandate, and transition from paper logs to electronic logs.
New ELD Mandate Deadlines
At a public hearing in Birmingham, Alabama in November, Jon Dierberg informed attendees that drivers are still required to have ELDs in their vehicles by December 18, 2017. If a driver is caught on the road without an e-log, her or she will be cited for failure to comply with the ELD mandate, but the ELD violation will have no impact on the driver’s Safety Measurement System ranking. Citations will have no bearing on ranking only through April 1, 2018. After April 1, drivers who have failed to install an ELD in their vehicle and transition to e-logs will be placed out of service.
Transition to ELDs Now
While April 1, 2018 seems like a world away, so did December 18, 2017 at one point. Before you know it, the newest ELD mandate deadline will be upon us– only this one is much more decisive. Drivers caught without an electronic logging device on the road after April 1 will be unable to legally drive, which means failure to comply with ELDs will leave a driver unemployed. All of this is completely avoidable, though, by simply transitioning from a paper log to an electronic log right now. Not only will switching to an ELD now save you the time and headache of dealing with a potential citation, it will allow you to rest easy knowing you’ve already completed all aspects of compliance for the ELD mandate.
If you need help transitioning to an electronic logging device, you’re not alone. Konexial has extensive resources designed to make your transition to e-logs as easy and painless as possible:
- Why You Should Switch to E-Logs Now
- ELD Transition Guide: Getting Used to E-Logs
- Why You Need My20 ELD
- ELD Mandate FAQs: Do I Need an ELD?
Our blog is full of news and updates, tips and tricks, and helpful resources to smooth your ELD transition and help you make the most of your trucking career.
My20 ELD: Simple, Powerful, Productive
If you’re on the market for an electronic logging device to comply with the FMCSA’s ELD mandate, Konexial offers the My20 ELD. Simple, powerful, and productive, My20 encompasses everything an independent owner-operator or fleet manager could possibly need in an e-log. Easy to use with an incredibly user-friendly interface, My20 is an all-in-one tool that goes beyond tracking hours of service: log auditing, GPS tracking, real-time load matching, and My20 rewards are just a few of the powerful, predictive features included in this electronic logging device. Not only will My20 keep you in compliance with the ELD mandate, it will help increase earning potential and improve your bottom line.
Buy My20 ELD Today
Purchase My20 Electronic Logging Device today to comply with the ELD mandate as quickly as possible, so you can get back to driving undistracted. The deadlines will be here before we know it, so compliance is crucial unless you want to get caught out of service and unemployed just after the holidays. Our sales and support team are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding ELD compliance, My20 ELDs, or any of Konexial’s other products. Contact us today and let us know how we can help you.