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.
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.
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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