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Update: ELD Mandate Delayed; New Publication Date Set for Oct. 30

In the latest turn of events, the Department of Transportation released a report this week noting that the Final Rule to require truck operators to use ELDs has been delayed one month. The rule is now expected to be released on Oct. 26 and then published Oct. 30. As the rule is sitting with the White House Office of Management and Budget as part of the required approval process, we anticipate that this delay is related to the need to carefully review the rule given the complexity and implications of the mandate. The FMCSA’s corresponding prohibition of driver coercion rule, which is related to the mandate, is expected to follow the same schedule.

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Small Step Forward for ELD Mandate

In what many might consider only a small step forward, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has sent the proposed Final Rule mandating the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) to track and manage driver hours of service to the Office of the Secretary of Transportation. While seemingly a minor development, this is actually further affirmation of the likelihood that the mandate will be published on September 30, as has been expected for some time. Given this news, fleets that haven’t previously embraced the news of the pending mandate would be wise to educate themselves on the requirements, timeline, and implications.

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ELD Mandate is Now with the OST

Anticipation is building as the FMCSA’s mandate on electronic logging devices (ELDs) inches forward. As of June 1, 2015, the regulation was sent to the Office of the Secretary.

After the Electronic Onboard Recorder (EOBR) mandate stalled, it’s easy to question whether the latest iteration will see the light of day, but all signs point toward publication later this year.

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