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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

FMCSA Publishes Electronic Logging Device Rule

On March 28, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) officially published their Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) regarding Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs, previously EOBRs). 

The Agency publicly released the document on March 13; however, a rule’s comment period cannot begin until it is published in the Federal Register. According to the Agency, the proposal is intended to increase efficiency for law enforcement personnel and inspectors who review driver logbooks, respect driver privacy, and protect drivers from harassment. The proposal will also reduce the paperwork burden on drivers and motor carriers and improve the quality of hours of service compliance data. 

Comments are due May 27, 2014. The proposal will be on the agenda at the CVSA Workshop in April in Los Angeles, CA.

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