The mandate to install electronic logging devices (ELDs) goes into effect on December 18, 2017. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released a recording of a recent briefing held in October on ELD implementation plans. The webinar provides a general overview of the ELD rule, as well as information on exemptions, and includes question and answers from attendees at the briefing about compliance.
Not all trucks will be required to install ELDs. Exemptions in the rule include those for short-haul operations — drivers limited to a 100 air-mile radius and for trucks manufactured prior to 2000, among others. More information on the mandate, as well as current exemptions to the mandate, can be found in the May 2017 article in Water Well Journal®.
NGWA is working with Congress to delay enforcement of the mandate by two years with the introduction of H.R. 3282, the ELD Extension Act of 2017, but the Association needs your help. Please follow this link to send your member of Congress a letter urging support for H.R. 3282, the ELD Extension Act of 2017. It only takes a few seconds to let your member of Congress know how important passing this bill is for you and your business.