FMCSA revokes five more ELDs, as owner-op seeks mandate waiver

Trucking news and briefs for Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024:

Ongoing ELD-certification clean-up: FMCSA revokes five

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Thursday, Feb. 29, that it has revoked the certification of five electronic logging devices from its list of registered ELDs.

The five revoked devices are:

  • CI ELD Logs from CV Options LLC
  • CN ELD from ELD Connection
  • KSK ELD from KSK Group, Inc.
  • TT ELD 30 from TT ELD Inc.
  • TT ELD 1010 from TT ELD Inc.

Notably, the KSK ELD and the CI ELD Logs devices had previously been revoked by FMCSA and reinstated.

FMCSA said it placed these ELDs on the Revoked Devices list due to the companies’ failure to meet the minimum requirements established in 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, appendix A, which details the “functional specifications” for ELDs.

[Related: 10 ELDs removed from FMCSA's 'Registered Devices' list]

Carriers and drivers using the revoked devices are required to discontinue using the revoked ELDs and revert to paper logs or logging software to record required hours of service data, and replace the revoked ELDs with a compliant device before April 28.

If the ELD providers correct all identified deficiencies for their devices, FMCSA will place the ELDs back on the list of registered devices and inform the industry of the update.

During the 60-day period carriers have to replace devices, safety officials are encouraged not to cite drivers using these revoked ELDs for “No record of duty status” or “Failing to use a registered ELD.” Instead, inspectors should request the driver’s paper logs, logging software, or use the ELD display as a back-up method to review the hours of service data, FMCSA noted.

If a carrier or driver is still using a revoked device after April 28, however, they will be considered to be operating without an ELD.

[Related: Can truckers get more time to replace an FMCSA-revoked ELD?]

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Trucker seeks waiver from ELD exemption

An owner-operator is petitioning the FMCSA for a waiver from the requirement that he use an electronic logging device in his operation.

Albert Ibraimi in his request says he is a new single-truck owner-operator “and has limited funds to support the purchase of an ELD.”

Ibraimi added that he would use the funds saved from not implementing an ELD toward monitoring “the safety of operations and to incorporate safety management controls into his operation.”

“The payment of the ELDs, which is virtually only practical for companies that have multiple CMVs, could be invested in the safer operation of the organization by investing it in the monitoring of high safety standards,” Ibraimi said in his exemption request received by FMCSA on Oct. 24, 2023. Ibraimi requested the exemption for one year from the time he submitted the request, through Oct. 9, 2024.

FMCSA will accept public comments on the request for 30 days beginning Friday, March 1. Comments can be filed at by searching Docket No. FMCSA-2023-0244.

[Related: COVID hours waiver should open the door for more flexibility: Owner-ops, groups]

Tech company requests waiver for mirror-alternative cameras

Convoy Technologies, a Fort Wayne, Indiana-based trucking tech firm, is petitioning FMCSA to allow motor carriers to operate trucks equipped with Convoy’s Electronic Rear View System (ERVS) installed as an alternative to the two rear-vision mirrors required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs).

Section 393.80(a) of the FMCSRs requires that each bus, truck, and truck tractor be equipped with two rear-vision mirrors, one at each side. The mirrors must be positioned to reflect to the driver a view of the highway to the rear and the area along both sides of the CMV.

Convoy is asking FMCSA for an exemption from this section of the regulations for its camera-based rear visibility system. A similar exemption has been in place since 2019 and was recently renewed for Stoneridge and its MirrorEye Camera Monitor System.

FMCSA is requesting public comments on the waiver request, which can be filed here through April 1

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