Just because the ELD deadline got pushed last time, doesn’t mean driver should expect it to be pushed again. That’s according to FMCSA officials who say that the deadline to switch from AOBRDs to ELDs will be staying right where it is.
Speaking at the EROAD conference last week, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s head of enforcement Joe DeLorenzo told listeners that the December 16th compliance deadline wouldn’t be flexible.
This follows rumors that the industry might see ‘soft enforcement’ similar to what happened as the ELD mandate first went into effect back in January of 2018. It also comes as FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez announced that he would be stepping down from his post – a move which came as a surprise and led some to believe that policy and enforcement timelines might be delayed.
No such luck for those still using AOBRDs though. According to DeLorenze, “everyone has to be prepared.”