KNOW THE FMCSA UNASSIGNED EVENT REGULATIONS - 395.32
Unassigned driving events occur any time a vehicle equipped with an automatic onboard recording device (AOBRD) or electronic logging device (ELD) is moved without a driver being logged into, or associated with, the device and vehicle. Without exception, every fleet will have unassigned driving events that need to be resolved to remain compliant. The key is knowing how to find and correct them in your ELD system.
According to section 395.32 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations:
Drivers must be presented with, and either accept or deny, any unassigned driving events. If denied, the carrier’s back office must investigate and choose to:
- Assign the time to the correct driver
- Attach a comment explaining why the time couldn't be assigned to a driver.
Ignoring unassigned time, hiding it elsewhere in the system, or deleting it is not an option.