ELD Entry Requirements

  • The driver’s activities shall be recorded in accordance with the following provisions:
    • Entries to be current. Drivers shall keep their records of duty status current to the time shown for the last change of duty status.
    • Entries made by driver only. All entries relating to a driver’s duty status must be legible and made by the driver.
    • Date. The month, day and year for the beginning of each 24-hour period shall be shown on the form containing the driver’s duty status record.
    • Total miles driving today. Total mileage driven during the 24-hour period shall be recorded on the form containing the driver’s duty status record.
  • The driver’s activities shall be recorded in accordance with the following provisions:
    • Commercial motor vehicle identification. The driver shall show the number assigned by the motor carrier, or the license number and licensing State of each commercial motor vehicle operated during each 24-hour period on his/her record of duty status. The driver of an articulated (combination) commercial motor vehicle shall show the number assigned by the motor carrier, or the license number and licensing State of each motor vehicle used in each commercial motor vehicle combination operated during that 24-hour period on his/her record of duty status.
    • •Name of motor carrier. The name(s) of the motor carrier(s) for which work is performed shall be shown on the form containing the driver’s record of duty status. When work is performed for more than one motor carrier during the same 24-hour period, the beginning and finishing time, showing a.m. or p.m., worked for each motor carrier shall be shown after each motor carrier’s name. Drivers of leased commercial motor vehicles shall show the name of the motor carrier performing the transportation.
  • The driver’s activities shall be recorded in accordance with the following provisions:
    • Signature/certification. The driver shall certify to the correctness of all entries by signing the form containing the driver’s duty status record with his/her legal name or name of record. The driver’s signature certifies that all entries required by this section made by the driver are true and correct.
    • Time base to be used. (i) The driver’s duty status record shall be prepared, maintained, and submitted using the time standard in effect at the driver’s home terminal, for a 24-hour period beginning with the time specified by the motor carrier for that driver’s home terminal.
    • The term “7 or 8 consecutive days” means the 7 or 8 consecutive 24-hour periods as designated by the carrier for the driver’s home terminal.
    • The 24-hour period starting time must be identified on the driver’s duty status record. One-hour increments must appear on the graph, be identified, and preprinted. The words “Midnight” and “Noon” must appear above or beside the appropriate one-hour increment.
    • Main office address. The motor carrier’s main office address shall be shown on the form containing the driver’s duty status record.
    • Recording days off duty. Two or more consecutive 24-hour periods off duty may be recorded on one duty status record.
    • Total hours. The total hours in each duty status: off duty other than in a sleeper berth; off duty in a sleeper berth; driving, and on duty not driving, shall be entered to the right of the grid, the total of such entries shall equal 24 hours.
    • Shipping document number(s) or name of shipper and commodity shall be shown on the driver’s record of duty status.