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ELD Mandate Pushed Back One Month

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a new projected date of October 30th for issuing its final rule mandating Electronic Logging Devices. – about a month later than what was projected earlier this year.

The agency cited the need for “additional coordination” for the delay.

According to FMCSA, the final rule was sent to the Office of Management and Budget on July 28 and it now expects OMB to approve it by Oct. 26 so that the agency can publish it on Oct. 30.

FMCSA said rule will establish:

  • Minimum performance and design standards for hours-of-service (HOS) electronic logging devices (ELDs)
  • Requirements for the mandatory use of these devices by drivers currently required to prepare HOS records of duty status (RODS)
  • Requirements concerning HOS supporting documents
  • Measures to address concerns about harassment resulting from the mandatory use of ELDs

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