JD Supra: Is There an Opening to Withdraw or Modify Electronic Logging Device Rule? by Lawrence Hamilton II & Jameson Rice.
The Electronic Logging Device for over the road truckers goes into effect February 17th with full compliance by December 18th. The authors hope that the new administration will eliminate the rule mandated by Congress for highway safety because of its disdain for regulations and, thus, apparently public safety.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published its final electronic logging device (ELD) rule on Dec. 16, 2015, which the FMCSA claims, “is intended to help create a safer work environment for drivers, and make it easier, faster to accurately track, manage, and share records of duty status (RODS) data.”
An ELD synchronizes with a vehicle engine to automatically record driving time for purposes of reporting hours of service (HOS). Subject to some exceptions, the rule applies to most carriers and drivers that are required to maintain RODS. Congress mandated as part of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) that an ELD rule be enacted for drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) involved in interstate commerce that are required to keep records of duty status.