Policy Document

Privacy Impact Assessment FMCSA Electronic Logging Devices

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) under authority of the Motor Carrier Act of 1935, the Motor Carrier Safety Act of 1984, the Truck and Bus Safety and Regulatory Reform Act of 1988, the Hazardous Materials Transportation Authorization Act of 1994, and the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Enhancement Act of 2012 (part of Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21)) is publishing a rule that requires use of electronic logging devices (ELDs)1 for recording hours-of-service (HOS) information.  Under this rule, commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) operated in interstate commerce, by drivers required to maintain records of duty status (RODS), must be equipped with ELDs.2 The information associated with the ELD records would include personally identifiable information (PII). This Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is necessary to provide information regarding the program, the necessity to collect PII, and the fulfillment of specific privacy requirements in MAP-21.
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