The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced today at a public hearing that motor carriers that do not have an electronic logging device (ELD) installed in their vehicle after the December 18, 2017 mandatory compliance date will not be penalized within the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Safety Measurement System (SMS) until April 1, 2018.


This latest enforcement delay comes several months after the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced that their law enforcement officers would not place a motor carrier out-of-service until April 1, 2018 if they have not yet installed an ELD in their commercial motor vehicles. After April 1, 2018, a motor carrier will be placed out-of-service for 10 hours and be required to install an ELD prior to being placed back in service.