In a new development late yesterday, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) officials announced a further relaxation to the full introduction to electric logging devices (ELD) by stating that ELD violations will not count toward CSA scores until April 1, 2018.
This will be implemented by citations at the roadside being regarded as “no points citations,” which will not affect the Safety Management System (SMS) that feeds into CSA scores. The SMS is the FMCSA’s workload prioritization tool. It is used to identify carriers with potential safety problems for interventions as part of the agency’s safety compliance and enforcement program called Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA).
FMCSA officials also suggested that local officials might not actually use citations during the ELD introduction, but this could vary by state and jurisdiction.
Previously, the FMCSA and the CVSA had decided to delay the implementation of putting drivers out of service for ELD violations before April 1, 2018.
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