FMCSA Announces


Final ELD Rule


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Dec. 10 announced its long-awaited final rule requiring that interstate drivers use electronic recording devices intended to enforce hours-of-service regulations, and reduce driver fatigue and paperwork for motor carriers and drivers.

The rule, which will not be effective for two years after publication in the Federal Register, details new technical specifications for ELDs that address statutory requirements, mandates the use of ELDs for all drivers currently using records of duty status, clarifies supporting document requirements and adopts both procedural and technical provisions aimed at ensuring that ELDs are not used to harass driv

ers. Update, Dec. 11: The rule is scheduled to be published Dec. 16, with a deadline date of compliance of Dec. 18, 2017.

“Since 1938, complex, on-duty/off-duty logs for truck and bus drivers were made with pencil and paper, virtually impossible to verify,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said. “This automated technology not only brings logging records into the modern age, it also allows roadside safety inspectors to unmask violations of federal law that put lives at risk.”



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