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After Studying A Year Of ELD Information, What Should Businesses Expect Next?

 

 Trucking regulators at the U.S. Department of Transportation have searched for better ways to enforce to hours of service requirements for quite some time. When electronic logging devices first became widespread, many people at the National Transportation Safety Board viewed them as great ways to reduce accidents and save lives through improved enforcement of existing regulations. Now, a new study was released that throws that logic into question.

Trucking Companies Prepare For Moving Ahead With ELD Compliance And MAP-21

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new rule requiring the use of electronic logbooks goes into effect on December 18, 2017.  The rule has inspired protests from owner-operators and was the subject of last minute attempts to secure an override in the House of Representatives despite the support of the American Trucking Association.

Clear Details Missing In ELD Compliance For Carriers And Drivers

 

While successful court challenges have managed to block a number of high profile regulatory changes in recent months, a Chicago court upheld a major new rule facing the trucking industry at the end of October.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a rule requiring trucking companies to install electronic logging devices aimed at ensuring compliance with hours of service safety requirements.  A legal challenge against this rule brought by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) failed to succeed.