Roadside inspections under the new ELD regulations remain similar. Regarding rumors of soft enforcement, don’t count on it. While violators will not be put out of service until April 1, 2018, this is only a temporary reprieve. The severity of violations hasn’t lessened — not having an ELD will carry the same penalty as not having a logbook prior to Dec. 18. Photo courtesy of J.J. Keller & Associates.