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AOBRDs VS ELDs – Why This Matters

AOBRDs are defined as Automatic On-Board Recording Devices that are governed by regulations originally passed into law in 1988. Many carriers preferred AOBRDs due to their ease of use, less restrictive regulation, and flexibility for correcting mistakes, in comparison to ELDs. ELDs are governed by the new law passed ...

In case of AOBRD Mode Device Malfunctions

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, if an AOBRD device malfunctions and prevents the accurate recording of the driver's hours-of-service, the driver should take the following steps: Note the AOBRD malfunction (MasterELD can issue an official Record of Malfunction satisfying this requirement, ...

Split-Sleeper Explained

As stated on the FMCSA's Interstate Truck Driver's Guide to Hours of Service, a driver is allowed to "Split" his 10 hour reset break into two segments, with work activity in between, in order to satisfy the 10 hour break requirement. The two seperate Split-Sleeper segments can be either: Minimum 8 hours in ...

FMCSA Seeking Public Comments on Revising Hours-of-Service Regulations

The FMCSA is seeking comments from the general public on four specific areas of Hours-of-Service regulations. The four specific areas being considered for revision are:   Expanding the current 100 air-mile "Short Haul" exemption on 12 hours on-duty to 14 hours on-duty. Extending the current 14 hour on-duty ...

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