Webinars to explain ELD rule; first one is Wednesday

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is scheduled to host two webinars on the December-issued electronic logging device rule in the coming weeks.

Two webinars will explain the use of electronic logging devices.

The first webinar will be held Wednesday, Jan. 27 from 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern. It will provide an overview of the new ELD rule and how it will be implemented. It will also delve into specifics of the rule such as harassment, record retention and supporting documentation.

The second webinar will be held Thursday, Feb. 11 from 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern, and it will focus on the first phase of implementation, which starts Feb. 16, 2016 and ends Dec. 18, 2017.
During this “Transition and Awareness” phase, carriers and drivers will be able to use registered ELDs. This webinar will offer guidance to carriers on how the rule will be enforced during this phase at roadside and during investigations.

Registration for the webinars can be done here. Space is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Recordings of the webinars will be available for those who cannot attend.

The rule was published Dec. 16, 2015, and carriers and drivers will have two years from that date to comply with the rule.