What are ELD violations?
FMCSA ELD Mandate Fines
|The ELD’s display screen cannot be viewed outside of the commercial motor vehicle
|Operating with a device that is not registered with FMCSA
|Portable ELD not mounted in a fixed position and visible to driver
|Driver failing to maintain ELD user’s manual
What is a false log?
A false log was No. 10 in the list of top 20 driver violations in 2015, with 31,575 violations reported by mid-December. Drivers may falsify paper logs for a number of reasons: Needing to make an on-time delivery and not enough time was allotted.
What are the most common hours of service violations?
Here are the most common HOS driver violations from roadside inspections, and how to fix them:
- Stopping Form & Manner Violations.
- Stopping Not Current Violations.
- Stopping Driving Beyond Time Violations.
- False Records Violations.
- No Record of Duty Status and Failing to Retain Previous 7 Days’ Logs.
What is the most common form and manner violation with an ELD?
The 14-Hour Rule Violations After ‘Form & Manner’ and ‘Logs Not Current’ violation, driving beyond the 14-hour limit is the most common violation found in roadside inspections. Generally, most CMV drivers are allowed to drive up to 11 hours a day.
What happens if you unplug your ELD?
If you unplug your ELD for any reason, it will be recorded, and you will be held responsible by your fleet manager, company, or DOT, resulting in reprimand, termination, and possible fines.
Can you edit ELD logs?
Both the driver and authorized carrier staff can make limited edits to an ELD record to correct mistakes or add missing information. All edits must include a note (annotation) to explain the reason for the edit. In addition, the driver must confirm (certify) that any carrier edit is accurate, and resubmit the records.
Can you go off duty while being loaded?
The only time you’re supposed to be allowed to not be on duty while waiting is if you’ve disconnected from your trailer and are free to leave the customer’s property. This is true. You are officially off duty when you are able to shut the truck down, walk away and go see a movie or something.
What are the most common logbook errors?
The most common logbook problems are unsigned pages, incorrect totals (especially when single and multi-engine times don’t match up to total time), totals not matching between separate logbooks, and strange or incriminating comments written next to entries.