It is important to note that products listed on the FMCSA web site are “self-certified” by the manufacturer and merely registered with, not verified by, the FMCSA. Any product which claims self-certification is subject to challenge, which may trigger rigorous testing and risk potential removal from the market until the challenge is proved or disproved. Or, it may not. Right now, it’s not clear what the challenge process may or may not entail; that’s something in the FMCSA’s proverbial inbox. Regardless, one thing is certain. For fleets, device removal from the market during a compliance challenge could represent significant cost…
In January, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published the Safety Fitness Determination (SFD) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, seeking to revise its safety fitness methodology by “integrating on-road safety data from inspections, along with the results of carrier investigation and crash reports, to determine a motor carrier’s overall safety fitness on a monthly basis,” as reported by HDT magazine. Trucking groups have voiced criticism over the approach, issuing a letter on April 11 to FMCSA Acting Administrator Scott Darling, to express its concern over the timing and details of the proposed rule. The initial comment period for the proposed rule…
In an effort to align with U.S. efforts to improve safety, the Canadian government recently announced that it is working to implement rules that would require truck and bus drivers to electronically record their hours. Here’s what we know.
The FMCSA has announced that the federal rule requiring the use of electronic logging devices to keep records of duty status has passed and will officially publish on Friday, December 11.
After many months of waiting, there has been a flurry of activity over the last few days in regards to the ELD Mandate.
October 30th has come and gone. So, where’s the FMCSA’s ruling on electronic logging devices?
Here’s your handy ELD mandate update.
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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.
The upcoming elog mandate is one of the most significant laws affecting the transportation industry today.
So, with the ruling drawing closer, here are some critical questions and answers that will help you comply.
Some professional truck drivers look at the upcoming ELD Mandate with dread and confusion, but there are a few things in the regulation that will be welcomed with enthusiasm. High on that list are rules related to editing drivers logs, a subject that has been somewhat contentious.
Read on—and breathe a sigh of relief.