ELD violations are now taken into account in a carrier’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) score. This change is in effect as of April 1, 2018, which was also the ELD enforcement deadline. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has released an updated CSA score matrix that includes CSA points for ELD-related violations.
While many violations are similar in scope to simple form and manner violations only carrying one point, there are some that are more heavily weighted.
In this post, we review some of the higher weighed ELD-related items and discuss how to help drivers stay compliant.
Many other violations carry smaller weights and are equally easy to avoid. Drivers should pay attention to prompts within their ELD to fill out required information like addresses, shipping information,and trailer information. Drivers also need to know how to produce the three required ELD documents, and verify logs in a timely manner as well. The full updated CSA matrix can be found on the FMCSA website.
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