Electronic Logging Devices And The CHP
Written by Casey Bullard

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has announced they will likely adopt the FMCSAs ELD mandate for Intrastate trucking by the end of 2020. What does this mean for you?


If you’re a California Only carrier, intrastate, then your Hours of Service requirements are a little bit softer than those imposed by the FMCSA. You probably already know the differences well. But California will likely be changing their Hours of Services rules by the end of 2020 to match those imposed by the FMCSA.  They haven’t started yet, there’s been no rule making announced, but they have said this is their plan. You can see in the image below that the “Federal ELD rule will be adopted by California.”

ELDs and the CHP


So what if you’re an interstate carrier? Then the California HOS rules already don’t apply to you and you should get your ELD solution in place fast. The CHP already knows how to tell the difference between Interstate and Intrastate and if you’re stopped, they will know which rules to enforce.

ELDs and The CHP

There’s been a lot of talk about delayed enforcement. See the images below for the California plan for enforcement. This December, they will expect EVERYONE to have either an ELD or an AOBRD. And December of 2019, they will expect EVERYONE to have an ELD.

ELDs and the CHP

ELDs and the CHP


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