The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), which is made up of enforcement officials and meant to provide uniformity in the enforcement of trucking regulations, has announced a phased-in approach to the ELD Mandate consistent with past implementation of significant changes in regulatory requirements. The first phase of the implementation began on December 17, 2017. This means that enforcement will likely gradually become more stringent between December 2017 and April 2018. Motor carriers operating vehicles without ELD after December 17, 2017, will not be placed out of service until April 1 or thereafter, but are subject to citations at the jurisdiction’s discretion. Beginning April 1, 2018, motor carriers not in compliance with the ELD mandate will be placed out of service.