Electronic On-Board Recording Device
An electronic or mechanical recording device is allowed instead of the driver maintaining a manual log, as long as the device records time and movement of the vehicle. The device must automatically record the number of times that it is disconnected, and keep a record of the time and date of these disconnections. The device must also keep track of, and record, the total on-duty time remaining in the driver’s cycle, as well as the total accumulated on-duty time in the cycle. The device must be capable of storing all of this required information, as well as the information that must be included in a log book. The device must be able to display the stored information in a readable format on demand. The driver must be ready to manually prepare log forms should the device not work. When requested by a peace officer, the driver must be prepared to complete manual logs using the information stored in the device for the period of the declared cycle.
Operators may choose to maintain electronic-data downloads of driver log information for a minimum period of six months, thereby meeting the record retention requirement.