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ELDs coming to California intrastate trucking in 2024, trailing rest of US

November 21, 2022


A regulation that would require intrastate carriers in California to be equipped with ELDs is open for a comment period by the California Highway Patrol, with a projected in-service date for the rule at the start of 2024.

Unlike other regulatory actions in which the Golden State gets out in front of other parts of the country in implementing regulations on safety and the environment, the state is behind on this one, according to Sgt. Dave Kelly of the CHP.

In a lengthy explanation of the reason for the proposed rule published by the CHP, the agency is straightforward on its core message: “Currently state regulations do not require an ELD as the method for preparing an intrastate driver’s (Record of Duty Status) and are subsequently not compatible with federal regulations.”

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