The other shoe has dropped, so to speak, regarding ELDs and CSA violations.
As of April 1, new violations associated with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s ELD mandate are now associated with the Hours of Service Compliance BASIC category in the CSA program’s Safety Measurement System (SMS), the agency says.
“These violations are not being applied retroactively; violations recorded prior to April 1, 2018, will not be counted in SMS,” the agency reminds drivers and carriers.
However, drivers and carriers receiving a violation for not having an ELD on board and/or in use should look at the code on the inspection report. If the violation was issued before April 1 with a code that is something other than 395.22(a), there may be grounds for a DataQs-system challenge to have the violation removed, news sources report.
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.
“Motor carriers that have received ELD-related violations [after April 1] will start to see them reflected in their HOS Compliance BASIC in early May 2018 when the next monthly SMS results are released,” says the agency.
Go to https://csa.fmcsa.dot.gov/WhatsNew to see FMCSA’s information. Under the SMS Updated, ELD Violations in SMS click on Read More to see the SMS Appendix A spreadsheet.