Category: Political

ELD exemption for small carriers introduced in U.S. House
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ELD exemption for small carriers introduced in U.S. House

Full article can be found here.   A bill was filed Wednesday in the U.S. House that would, if passed, exempt the smallest trucking companies — those with 10 trucks or fewer — from compliance with the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device mandate on a permanent basis.

May 22, 2018June 5, 2018by
New FMCSA head wants ‘productive conversations’ on ELDs, safety
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New FMCSA head wants ‘productive conversations’ on ELDs, safety

Original article found here. Nearly a month into his job as FMCSA Administrator, Ray Martinez told an audience at the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) that he looks forward to “meeting great people” and having “productive conversations.” Martinez addressed the TCA annual convention in Kissimmee, Fla., the morning of Mar. 26. The week before, Martinez spoke...

March 27, 2018March 27, 2018by
States eye bills to suspend ELD enforcement, ask Congress for mandate repeal
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States eye bills to suspend ELD enforcement, ask Congress for mandate repeal

Read original article here. Legislators in at least four states have introduced proposals in recent weeks to stymie enforcement of the electronic logging device mandate, either by suspending funds for enforcement within their state’s borders or by asking the federal government to reconsider the mandate, enforcement for which began in December.

February 20, 2018February 20, 2018by
Map: A state by state look at ELD mandate enforcement
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Map: A state by state look at ELD mandate enforcement

Read Full Article at here   Courtesy of CCJ sister site Overdrive, the graphic above shows how truck enforcers in each state are handling enforcement of the electronic logging device until April 1. Though the U.S. DOT required nearly all truckers who keep records of duty status to switch to an ELD by December 18, there’s somewhat of...

February 6, 2018February 6, 2018by
Drivers meet with Sen. Ted Cruz to talk hours of service rewrite
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Drivers meet with Sen. Ted Cruz to talk hours of service rewrite

Wednesday, January 17, a group of truckers took a meeting with United States Senator Ted Cruz in order to press concerns over the Department of Transportation’s electronic logging device mandate and the current hours of service rule. Originally called for by trucker Dave McCauley after he made contacts with Cruz’s office on a trip McCauley and other haulers...

January 22, 2018January 22, 2018by
FMCSA Grants Agriculture and Livestock Haulers ELD Waiver
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FMCSA Grants Agriculture and Livestock Haulers ELD Waiver

Federal trucking regulators have granted a 90-day waiver to agricultural commodities and livestock haulers from installing electronic logging devices in their trucks, and issued a separate clarification on potential miles that are exempt from hours-of-service requirements for agriculture haulers. In a pair of announcements, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it is granting the limited...

January 8, 2018January 8, 2018by
OOIDA, NASTC to testify in House committee on impact of trucking regs on small carriers
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OOIDA, NASTC to testify in House committee on impact of trucking regs on small carriers

The House’s Small Business Committee on Wednesday will hold a hearing featuring owner-operators and other small business truckers intended to examine the impact federal regulations have on small trucking companies and “explore ways to to provide regulatory relief to the industry.” Testimony will be heard from Monte Widerhold of B.L. Reever Transport, who’s testifying on...

November 28, 2017November 28, 2017by
ELD violations won’t ding carriers’ CSA scores until April, FMCSA announces
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ELD violations won’t ding carriers’ CSA scores until April, FMCSA announces

Carriers who are hit with citations for non-compliance with FMCSA’s electronic logging device mandate will not have points recorded against them in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability carrier scoring system, safety officials said today at a public hearing in Birmingham, Ala. It was previously announced that those drivers also will not be put out of service...

November 16, 2017November 16, 2017by
Texas Congressman asks Trump to delay ELD mandate via Executive Order
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Texas Congressman asks Trump to delay ELD mandate via Executive Order

The Texas representative who has been the principal sponsor of the H.R. 3282 ELD Extension Act of 2017 two-year electronic-logging-device mandate delay has written a letter requesting President Trump write an executive order to delay the December 18 mandate enforcement deadline at least until April Fool’s Day next year. April 1 is also the date...

November 13, 2017November 13, 2017by
Likely FMCSA boss Martinez stands behind ELD mandate, hopes to shore up CSA
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Likely FMCSA boss Martinez stands behind ELD mandate, hopes to shore up CSA

Raymond P. Martinez, President Trump’s pick to run the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration during his presidency, told a panel of Senators on Tuesday that he does not have plans to delay the agency’s Dec. 18 deadline for compliance with the electronic logging device mandate should he be confirmed to run the agency. However, Martinez...

November 2, 2017November 2, 2017by
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