CSA Severity Weights for ELD Violations

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Severity weights have been assigned to electronic logging device (ELD) violations that will effect a driver's or motor carrier's safety profile score (CSA).

On the CSA's website, the FMCSA stated that any of the ELD-related hours-of-service infractions written up will be added to safety measurement system scores.

The weighting ranges from five (5) points for having no ELD to one (1) point for failing to make annotations on the log when applicable.

     As of April 1, 2018, violations related to electronic logging device regulations found during roadside inspections are being used in the SMS,” the agency said in a web posting. “These violations are not being applied retroactively; violations recorded prior to April 1, 2018, will not be counted in SMS. Motor carriers that have received ELD-related violations will start to see them reflected in their HOS Compliance BASIC in early May 2018 when the next monthly SMS results are released.

     A complete list of the ELD violations and their severity weights is available in the SMS Appendix A spreadsheet, located here