Get all the information you need about the ELD updates; Independence Day exemption for firework haulers, House Bill aiming for narrow HOS changes and the unannounced shut down of ELD providers.
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Firework Haulers Get ELD Exemption for Independence Day Period Read more.
House Bill Aims for Narrow HOS Changes and to Speed Split-Sleeper Berth Reform
Besides the backlash leading up to the ELD enforcement on April 1st, 2018, already bills are being introduced which will greatly benefit the transportation and logistics industry. According to HDT Trucking Info (6/22/2018) “the Honest Operators Undertake Road Safety, or HOURS, Act (H.R. 6178) would provide “narrow” relief to specific trucking niches and would enable the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to speed up its efforts to make the split sleeper berth exemption more flexible, according to the American Trucking Associations, which supports the bill.” This bill also includes the livestock and short-haul exemptions, as well as reducing supporting documentation retention requirements to only the start/end times of driver’s daily on-duty period. None of these improvements would be possible without the collection of big data by new truck technology, including Electronic Logging Devices. Read more at the following link
ELD Provider Shuts Down Without Warning Learn more.
Electronic medical certification rule officially delayed until 2021
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has officially announced the postponement of a system that will streamline communication between state driver’s licensing agencies and FMCSA regarding drivers’ medical certifications. In an interim final rule to be published in the Federal Register Thursday, June 21, FMCSA announced it is delaying the compliance date for several provisions of the Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration final rule from June 22, 2018, to June 22, 2021. FMCSA announced in May it planned to delay the rule. Read more