The ELD exceptions and exemptions will not be affected by the December 16, 2019 ELD deadline.

After December 16, 2019, full compliance with the ELD rule is required. This means that, after this date, motor carriers and drivers subject to the ELD rule must use self-certified ELDs that are registered with FMCSA to record, certify, and present their hours-of-service data.

Exceptions and Exemptions to the ELD Rule Will Remain in Effect

The ELD exceptions delineated in the ELD rule and the ELD exemptions announced by FMCSA will not be impacted by the December 16 deadline. Motor carriers and drivers who operate under these exceptions and exemptions will continue to be able to use alternate methods of record-keeping after ELD full compliance goes into effect.

Am I Subject to the ELD Rule?

You can view the list of ELD exceptions and current exemptions on the Drivers and Motor Carriers section of the ELD website.

To learn more about the phases of ELD Implementation, view the ELD Implementation Timeline.

FMCSA Launches Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Website, Updates SMS Website

FMCSA Launches Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Website
This week, FMCSA launched a new website with information about the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. Visit to learn more about how CDL drivers and their employers will be required to use the Clearinghouse beginning January 6, 2020. You will be able to sign up for email updates.

FMCSA Updates SMS Website
FMCSA has updated the CSA SMS Website with the February 22, 2019 results.

Motor carriers participating in FMCSA’s Crash Preventability Demonstration Program will continue to see the Agency’s final determinations on SMS for crashes reviewed as part of the program. Logged-in carriers and enforcement users with crashes determined to be Not Preventable as part of the program can view measures and percentiles calculated with and without those crashes.