Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Compliance Test Procedures

The objective of this project was to develop compliance test procedures for electronic logging device (ELD) testing with respect to the functional specifications included in the Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM), Docket No. FMCSA–2010–0167, RIN 2126–AB20. This effort required the development of a training manual to ensure that all ELDs are tested using the same procedures, as well as a verification process to ensure that the test procedures are sufficient to evaluate ELDs properly. In an effort to improve commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety and reduce the overall paperwork burden for both motor carriers and drivers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a SNPRM on March 28, 2014, to require motor carriers currently subject to records of duty status (RODS) preparation requirements to use ELDs. To ensure consistency among manufacturers and devices, functional specifications were published within the SNPRM. Providers’ certification of compliance with these functional specifications is required; however, they are not required to use the test procedures developed within this contract. FMCSA intends to use these procedures to confirm compliance of an ELD if independent testing and validation are needed or desired.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $1,261,994
  • Contract Numbers:

    Docket No. FMCSA–2010–0167, RIN 2126–AB20

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Routhier, Brian

  • Performing Organizations:

    Maineway Services

    10 Tamarack Drive
    Fryeburg, ME  United States  04037
  • Start Date: 20150200
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170119
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01592557
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Contract Numbers: Docket No. FMCSA–2010–0167, RIN 2126–AB20
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 2 2016 1:51PM