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More than 3 million commercial truck drivers on the road today are affected by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) mandate regarding electronic logging devices (ELD), also known as the ELD mandate. Here's what you need to know to make sure you're prepared.

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Penske Truck Leasing customers operating fleets in Canada, or crossing into Canada from the United States, need to be aware that the country will begin a soft enforcement of its electronic logging device (ELD) mandate on June 12. Motor carriers are expected to have ELDs installed and switch from paper daily logs.

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The final compliance deadline for mandated electronic logging devices in the U.S. took effect on Dec. 17, 2019, and many drivers are still getting used to how to provide inspectors with the right information. The top violations that have occurred so far include false logs, failing to have the driver malfunction card or the user manual, said Kerri Wirachowsky, director of roadside inspection programs for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

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The last leg of the electronic logging mandate occurs in December, and all fleets that are required to keep records of duty service will need to have ELDs installed in their trucks. Many fleets have already made the transition, but those that haven’t should act soon.

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The final element of the Department of Transportation's mandate, regarding electronic logging devices (ELDs), takes effect in December when all carriers must transition to ELD devices and Automatic On-Board Recording Devices (AOBRDs) will no longer be allowed.

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