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FMCSA grants extension request to replace specified 3G dependent ELDs

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Monday, March 28, 2022

Mobile carriers are shutting down their 3G networks. As a result, any ELD that requires 3G cellular connectivity to perform its functionality will no longer be in compliance after the 3G network it relies on is sunset. When in an area that does not support 3G, a 3G dependent device will register a malfunction. In accordance with 49 CFR 395.34, a carrier has 8 days to get the malfunction resolved, in this case by replacement, unless an extension is granted. Read more
FMCSA has granted an extension for any carriers using the ELDs below, allowing the carrier’s drivers to continue to use paper records of duty status in lieu of the ELD until the 3G dependent devices are replaced with a compliant 4G or 5G device. The devices covered under this extension are:

  1. Omnitracs Intelligent Vehicle Gateway; ELD Identifier: IVG001; Serial Numbers (SN) 108000000-108499999
  2. Blue Tree ELD; ELD Identifier: BT500
  3. Rand McNally; Device Name: Driver Connect, Model # DC200 Fleet
  4. Rand McNally; Device Name: Driver Connect, Model # DC200S
  5. Rand McNally; Device Name: TND 760, Model # 760
  6. Rand McNally; Device Name: TND 765, Model # 765
  7. Rand McNally; Device Name: HD100, Model # HD100 (Android; iOS)

A carrier must maintain the document granting this extension at the carrier’s principal place of business and keep a copy in each vehicle with a malfunctioning ELD. A driver must make the copy of this document available to a safety official upon request.

Download the Omnitracs extension document
Download the ORBCOMM extension document
Download the Rand McNally extension document


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