By now, many of you have heard of what’s being dubbed a language “loophole” where verbiage incorporated by Congress into the FAST ACT highway bill essentially (and seemingly unintentionally) nullifies the restart provision of Hours of Service (HOS). What do you need to know?
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.
Want to stay on top of transportation legislation developments? We make it easy. Here’s a high-level snapshot of just some of our industry regulatory and legislative developments to keep an eye on.
The ELD Mandate represents a big change in trucking regulations – and it’s coming soon. If you haven’t implemented electronic driver logs yet, you’ll want to explore the range of fleet efficiency benefits the various ELD manufacturers offer, so you can make a wise purchasing decision.
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.
Fleet Owner published its annual “By the Numbers report” report last month. The story serves as a painful reminder of all it takes to operate a successful fleet in the face of rising trucking expenses today. That said, we have some good news.
Hours of Service violations, and the FMCSA fines associated with those violations, are among the biggest issues facing the transportation industry today. In a time when operational costs are expensive enough, the additional burden of Hours of Service fines can destroy any remaining profits fleets may have. In an effort to show how much of an impact this has on the trucking industry, Omnitracs has launched a clock showing the dollar amount of HOS violations in real time. This clock, which is hosted on the Electronic Logging Device educational site, eldfacts.com, displays a running view of the total dollar amount of HOS violation penalties collected.