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Electronic Logging Mandate Enforcement Begins


December 15, 2017 (lincoln, Neb.)  On December 18, 2017 the Federal Motor Carrier
Safety Administration (FMCSA) will begin enforcement of the ELD (Electronic Logging Device)
Mandate, which was signed into law in 2015. This new electronic logging technology affects any
motor carrier or driver that is required to keep track of Hours of Service by preparing a log book
and has a number of technical and practical considerations as the systems are put into use.


Nebraska adopts current and updated Federal Motor Carrier Regulations into state law each year,
meaning the ELD regulations are currently part of Nebraska law with an effective date of December
18, 2017, and will be enforceable by the Nebraska State Patrol. The FMCSA has a number of
resources available on their website (
www.fmcsa.dot.gov) related to the new rules. Users should
simply search “ELD” and they will be provided links to several applicable portions of the website
including rules, approved devices, and frequently asked questions.


Due to the complexities of the rules and regulations, along with associated exemptions and
extensions for certain segments of the motor carrier industry, the Nebraska State Patrol, the Nebraska
Trucking Association, and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration cooperatively conducted
town hall meetings throughout the state to provide guidance and answer questions earlier this year.


As the implementation begins, the Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement Division will dedicate
additional staff and service hours to answer questions from the public for approximately the next two
weeks, based on volume. Persons with questions about the ELD Mandate are encouraged to contact
the Carrier Enforcement Division of the Nebraska State Patrol at 402-471-0105 during business hours.


Officers who are familiar with the rules, exemptions, and extensions will be on duty to answer
questions and provide direction as the rule comes into full effect. Questions can also be submitted
via email at
eld@nebraska.gov. For additional assistance and links to the Carrier Enforcement
division, visit




Cody Thomas – Public Relations Director

(402) 479-4985



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