EOBR Mandate Has Passed
The U.S. Congress has adopted a bill that requires drivers to track their hours of service using electronic logging devices. If you must file a record of duty status (RODS), this mandate affects you. So, consider this your go-to resource for current legislation, stakeholder positions on the EOBR rule and how trucking regulatory compliance will impact your business.
The FMCSA’s e-log mandate took another step forward in the rulemaking process today. What requirements does the proposed rule demand of compliant electronic logging devices? And, what does the ELD mandate enforcement date look like now?
Let’s take a look at the details—and what it means for the trucking industry.March 12, 2014
The ELD mandate (or, electronic logging device mandate) cleared a significant hurdle today. It passed out of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB)—bringing the FMCSA one step closer to getting the Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking out to the public for comment—a required step in the rulemaking process.
So, to break down the EOBR / ELD mandate process so far:January 13, 2014
A new update was made to the DOT’s significant rule making document over the weekend, and it appears to be another 2-week delay to the details of the ELD mandate being published.
The current official dates for the mandate are:
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On December 19th, the FMCSA released additional guidance for short-haul drivers. Do you sometimes exceed the distance or time limits that would otherwise allow you to take advantage of short-haul exemptions? Then, you’ll want to read this clarification on 30-minute rest breaks in 395.1 e.December 17, 2013
The EOBR mandate timeline is still very much a moving target, but we wanted to share with you all the latest that we know:
- The Supplemental Notice for Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) has cleared the Office of the Secretary and moved into the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
- The FMCSA is projecting clearance from OMB the week of December 15.
- We are now expecting a published SNPRM on December 23, as reported in the latest DOT Significant Rulemaking report.