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As of December 30, no formal electronic logging device proposed rulemaking has been published. However, FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro grabbed headlines earlier last year when she said the agency could issue a rule requiring the use of ELDs as early as September 2013.
The clock is still ticking for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to publish a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking regarding electronic logging devices as mandated by Congress in the MAP-21 legislation. The agency published a NPRM in February 2011 that would require ELDs for hours-of-service tracking and compliance, but that was later thrown out.
What’s different abut this soon-to-come proposed rule is language included that will address concerns about driver harassment that could come with the mandatory use of ELDs.