FMCSA revokes ArionTech’s electronic logging device

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued an alert Friday notifying the trucking industry that an electronic logging device is no longer approved for truck drivers and motor carriers.

The ArionT ELD has been placed on the FMCSA’s list of revoked devices for failing to meet minimum requirements for hours of service limits, according to a press release. It appears to be the first device the agency has invalidated, joining a list of around 50 ELDs that have been “self-revoked”.

The FMCSA said carriers using ArionT ELDs must stop and either revert to paper logs or replace them with compliant ELDs by August 24.

“Motor carriers have a grace period of up to 60 days to replace the revoked device with compliant ELDs,” the FMCSA said in a statement. “If the ELD vendor corrects all identified deficiencies, FMCSA will return the device to the list of registered devices and notify industry and the field.”

The ArionT ELD is manufactured by ArionTech Inc., based in Ontario, Canada. The company was founded in 2009 and specializes in “fleet tracking, ELDs and software developments in the trucking industry,” according to its LinkedIn profile.

“As of August 24, motor carriers that continue to use the revoked device listed above would be considered operating without an ELD,” the FMCSA said. “Safety officials who encounter a driver using a revoked device on or after August 24 should…remove the driver from service in accordance with CVSA OOS criteria.”

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