The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced a rule mandating that all drivers must use electronic logging devices to keep record of duty status.
As of now, the effective date and publication date in the Federal Register are still unknown. However, the rule will go in effect most likely in 2016.
The reactions varied, as the American Trucking Associations welcomed the proposal, while the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said it will closely study it during the comment period.
The rules estimates the annualized cost of compliance for the new rule will be between $165 and $832 per truck.
The rule consists of four parts:
(1) The requirement to use ELDs,
(2) Protections against driver harassment
(3) Hardware specifications for the devices and
(4) the hours of service-related supporting documents drivers must continue to carry after the mandate.
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