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An Extra Month for Electronic Logging Comments

May 15, 2014

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is allowing an extra month for comments on its proposed electronic logging rule.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, representing state police and other enforcement interests, had asked the agency for the one-month extension.

“This is a complex and significant rulemaking,” said CVSA Executive Director Stephen Keppler.

He said CVSA needs more time to understand the technology options in the proposal, and states need more time to evaluate its impact in the field.

In a notice to be published in the Friday Federal Register, the agency acknowledged CVSA’s concerns and said the comment period is extended from May 27 to June 26.


  1. 1. haller [ May 16, 2014 @ 02:07PM ]

    Do you people, FMCSA, really care what the experts have to say. Your minds are made up, so pull the rope, allow the blade to fall and watch freight rates rise by 18 to 21 percent, or do you know that...

  2. 2. Lee Lenard [ May 18, 2014 @ 07:01PM ]

    True FMCSA could care less about public safety, health and safety of drivers and survival of small business operators. They do care about putting the Owner Operators out of business and promoting the "large Corporation" takeover of the entire transportation sector. This not only affects the "for hire" transportation but small supply distribution businesses. This is a tremendous cost for the one or two truck operations to have to purchase and maintain ongoing computer support just to deliver their own products or perform a service to their customers.

  3. 3. lastgoodusername [ May 25, 2014 @ 03:23AM ]

    Why wait. Let's start the eld's tomorrow. Let the chips fall where they may. I predict that the eld will not improve safety one percent.

  4. 4. Tommie Crook [ December 12, 2015 @ 08:14AM ]

    I deliver trusses for homes and pole barns. In order to unload my load. My truck has to be running to keep air up and to pull out from under the load. Sometimes I have to back under a load in our yard to load because it may take up to 3 forklifts. How is the electronic device going to track that? The device should be able to track when moving over 1 mile and more. What about the people that do maintenance at truck shops or tire shops. What about if a different driver takes the truck on my day off? I agree it would be nice to keep some truckers from doing illegal. But what about the farmers that haul wheat, hay, etc. I hope they make them do it. Because I see them hauling longer and going faster than the average should be going. But because they claim framer rules for private. But they sale their hay and wheat.


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