FMCSA’s Ray Martinez Urges Carriers to Make a Move AOBRDs to ELDs

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We’re still in a period of transition ELDs, however, 2019 is going to be a critical year as the grandfather provision for the AOBRD sunsets in December,” Martinez explained. “I truly don’t want anybody to be complacent about it.”
He predicted for fleets to program and implement this transition out of AOBRDs into ELDs”as soon as you can,” and voiced concern that the bulk of AOBRD users could wait until the final quarter of this year to create the shift.
Although the ELD mandate was in effect the regulation contains a provision enabling fleets that’d installed AOBRDs inside their trucks to keep on using them for 2 years.
Ray Martinez, the head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, expressed optimism regarding the capacity to add flexibility to truckers hours-of-service rules and urged carriers to carry out the transition of the trucking industry to electronic logging device. For ELD compliance, even the pressing issue is AOBRDs, which pre-date the ELD rule, or the phaseout of older e-log systems classified as recording devices that are automatic.

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