ELD Enforcement Starts
(April 4, 2018)
- With full enforcement of the ELD mandate happening this week, an audience at a Truckload Carriers of America panel got a look at what recent data says about the looming level of enforcement.
Steve Bryan, the President of data analytics company Vigillo, had two key messages in a review of a significant amount of data at the TCA annual meeting near Orlando. First, there has been a substantial amount of non-punitive enforcement of the mandate since its "soft launch" on December 18. Second, a historical look at enforcement under Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) regulations shows that hours of service (HOS) issues were a relatively small part of violations, and that a great many of them should disappear under broader ELD adoption.
With so much attention on the ELD mandate, and the likelihood it will mean the HOS rules will become far more difficult to evade, Bryan noted that of the 42 million CSA violations he observed between December 2010 and December 2018, only about 10 percent were for violations of the HOS rules. And most were for violations of the rules known as general form and manner. The majority of violations under CSA are for vehicle maintenance, Bryan said.
What Bryan said he is unable to see is the specifics of the large number of non-punitive 395.22a citations. But he had one theory: “Many are mistakes where the troopers don’t understand the AOBRD versus ELD rules, and exceptions on transferring data,” he said. “I think a lot of that is in there.”