WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has removed the ArionT ELD Model AT5000 from its list of registered ELD devices.
In a news release, the FMCSA says that the move is “due to the company’s failure to meet the minimum requirements established in 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, appendix A.”
The ELD has an identifier of AR1ONT and is provided by Arion Tech Inc.
According to the FMCSA, any motor carriers and drivers who use the device listed above must take the following actions:
- Discontinue using the revoked device(s) and revert to paper logs or logging software to record required hours of service data.
- Replace the revoked device(s) with compliant ELD(s) from the Registered Devices list before Aug. 24.
Motor carriers have up to 60 days to replace the revoked devices with compliant ELDs.
Motor carriers and drivers who continue to use the revoked ArionT device listed above on or after Aug. 24, 2022 will be in violation of 49 CFR 395.8(a)(1) — “No record of duty status” and drivers will be placed out-of-service in accordance with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) OOS Criteria, according to the FMCSA.
“If the ELD provider corrects all identified deficiencies, FMCSA will place the device back on the Registered Devices list and inform the industry and the field,” the news release stated. “However, FMCSA strongly encourages motor carriers to take the actions listed above now to avoid compliance issues in the event that these deficiencies are not addressed in time.”
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