Scott Darling, acting administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), said the agency’s long awaited final rule mandating electronic logging devices is in the “final stages” and should be “out in the next several months.”
Review of the rule is being wrapped by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
In a speech given at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) annual Management Conference & Exhibition (MC&E), Darling also called upon the industry to assist regulators in weeding out “unsafe” operators.
“We need to do everything we can to take unsafe carriers and drivers off the road,” he stressed. “They hurt our industry and our economy.”
As reported by Fleet Owner, Darling expects FMCSA to form more partnerships with a variety of industry “stakeholders” in the year ahead to keep improving the safety profile of the trucking industry.