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Comments due Thursday on OOIDA’s request to exempt small carriers from ELD mandate

Carriers have until late Thursday to file public comments with the U.S. DOT on the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s request for an exemption from the electronic logging device mandate for small trucking businesses.

The exemption, if granted, would apply to small businesses (those with up to $27.5 million a year in revenue) who have no at-fault crashes on their record and who have a “Satisfactory” or “Conditional” safety rating.

The comment period closes Thursday, Feb. 1, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. Those who wish to comment before then can do so here. As of Monday afternoon, nearly 1,500 comments had been made on the exemption request – most of which were in favor of the exemption.

To see some of the comments filed so far, see CCJ sister site Overdrive‘s coverage at this link.

OOIDA files for ELD exemption for crash-free small fleets

OOIDA wants FMCSA to exempt small fleets who do not have any at-fault crashes from ELD compliance for at least five years.

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