FMCSA denies ELD exemption to small trucking companies – again
“A group representing trucking and other companies with 50 employees or less have been denied an exemption from the federal electronic logging device (ELD) mandate.” – According to the article in freightwaves.com and its author John Gallagher, Washington Correspondent
“The exemption, filed by the Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC), received nearly 2,000 comments after it was posted in June 2018, with the vast majority – roughly 95 percent – in favor of the exemption.
However, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) asserted that SBTC’s application failed to provide evidence that safety would not be compromised under the exemption.
SBTC, which claims to have a membership of over 12,000 individuals and groups, did not “explain how you would ensure that you could achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety that would be obtained by complying with the regulation,” according to the FMCSA’s decision, scheduled to be posted on July 17.” – Gallagher also wrote in his article
Read the whole article HERE
Source and credits: freightwaves.com / John Gallagher, Washington Correspondent