U.S. agricultural commodity and livestock haulers will be pleased to know that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a Final Rule clarifying agricultural commodity and livestock definitions in Part 395—Hours of Service of Drivers.
The ELD mandate has been controversial since it was announced in February 2015. Drivers and fleets have actively voiced their concerns about how the mandate will affect their operations. Since the ELD mandate came into effect on December 18, 2017, several interest groups have requested exemptions, or extensions, from the FMCSA. Read on to discover who those interest groups are, why they are requesting exemptions, and where those requests stand today.
The ELD mandate is coming up fast, and people still have a lot of questions about the rules and regulations. One of the most common question people have around the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is if it applies to them or if they are exempt from the rule.
Happy Black Friday everyone! Today marks the beginning of the busiest shopping weekend of the year. While most of America spent this morning lining up for door busters, scanning the web for the best deals on electronics, and planning out their Christmas lists, truckers have been hard at work moving all of these goodies.
The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate applies to the majority of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers who are currently required to maintain records of duty status (RODS). The Federal Motor Carrier Association (FMCSA) estimates the mandate will impact over 3 million trucks and 3.5 million drivers. Do you need to comply? Find out!
The scope of damage projected by Hurricane Florence has resulted in 11 States now waiving trucking regulations ahead of the landfall. This includes Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware, along with D.C.
I came across a matter with a client that highlights the confusion for specialty motor carriers operating commercial motor vehicles in the trucking marketplace. Specifically, this client was having significant issues complying with hours of service based on the type of vehicles deployed.
The hours-of-service rules are quite different for property-carrying vehicles compared to passenger-carrying drivers in the United States. Here is an infographic that summarizes the key differences, while complete regulation outline can be found here.
The electronic logging device (ELD) mandate has brought forward a lot of confusion about whether a specific vehicle and/or operation must comply or is exempt. This blog breaks down a number of hours-of-service (HOS) exemption and outlines who it applies to.