ELD Mandate Enforcement By State: Who’s Writing Tickets?

While the FMCSA announced that ELD violations won’t affect CSA scores — or result in out-of-service orders — until April 1, 2018, many states have already begun enforcing ELD rules. In states already enforcing ELD mandate rules, failure to meet ELD compliance today could result in fines and citations, and no matter what this map looks like now, failure to meet ELD compliance by April 1, 2018 will result in CSA dings and out-of-service orders. Curious which states are already enforcing ELD rules? Let’s find out on our ELD enforcement map.

According to Overdrive, and as of February 2, 2018, the states above in orange and dark gray have confirmed their ELD enforcement intentions prior to the April 1, 2018 ELD enforcement date. Orange states are writing tickets based on the individual officer’s discretion, and dark gray states are waiting until April 1, 2018 to issue tickets. States in light gray haven’t confirmed their ELD enforcement intentions yet, as some may not legally be able to enforce the ELD mandate just yet. Also worth noting on each individual state’s ELD adoption processes is the ongoing Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) petition, which states that 26 states haven’t adopted the ELD mandate and 20 states haven’t adopted current federal motor carrier safety regulations in at least three years. Some of the 26 states caught in the middle of OOIDA’s petition don’t agree, however, stating that their regulatory codes are up-to-date, including the ELD mandate.

Which States are Currently Enforcing the ELD Mandate?

You can expect the following states to enforce ELD mandate rules prior to April 1, 2018, however, enforcement is entirely dependent upon the discretion of the individual officer you encounter:







New Hampshire

New Mexico



West Virginia


States Waiting Until April 1, 2018 to Issue Citations & Fines for ELD Non-Compliance










New Jersey

North Dakota



South Carolina




Early ELD Compliance

We’ve already passed the official ELD compliance date (December 18, 2017), so if you’re bound by the ELD rules, you need to meet compliance now. And while we know you don’t want to wind up with a ticket from one of these early ELD enforcement states, you really don’t want to risk the repercussions of failing to meet ELD compliance by April 1, 2018. Don’t wait any longer to secure an ELD for your truck or fleet — the My20 ELD by Konexial is a great place to get one!

ELD Mandate Enforcement By State: Who’s Writing Tickets?

Our ELD enforcement map shows you which states are already ticketing for ELD non-compliance, as well as which ones are waiting until April 1, 2018.


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