E-log mandate likely coming soon: White House clears rule, publication nearing

| March 12, 2014

After more than seven months in waiting, the proposed rule mandating Electronic Logging Devices has cleared the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, likely paving the way for a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to be published by the end of the month.

The rule will, according to the DOT, has four basic parts: (1) Requiring drivers now required to keep records of duty status to use an Electronic Logging Device (aka Electronic Onboard Recorders), (2) Detailing performance and design standards of the devices, (3) Noting supporting documents drivers will still need to carry and (4) Addressing driver harassment concerns — the portion (or lack thereof) that derailed the last ELD rule.

The Department of Transportation incidentally released its monthly report updating progress of rulemakings March 11, too, projecting the rule to clear OMB March 28 and be published April 9.

That timeline, however, appears to have been pushed up several weeks.

More information on the rule will be available once it’s published in the Federal Register.

  • Jason Haggard

    The point is that an ELD doesn’t do a thing to make them a safer driver.

  • Jason Haggard

    Di d you sit back thinking they wouldn’t change HOS too?

  • jojo

    I believe that OO’s have been targeted for more inspections due to the unfair and biased system known as the CSA.

  • savalemus

    Hope this guy is not one of my co workers this mike smith please no gad!!!!! A racist workings whit me!!! Hell no don’t believe is posible!!!!

  • lastgoodusername

    can’t wait to see how this turns out.

  • Michael Sinnamon

    They wont to control ower pay so bad how about we control there pay they only need 100.00 a year and need to get oboma care

  • TheTruth

    There were no laws to break when the country was settled. The “newcomers” were welcomed. The Indians were not of a country, they were nomads wandering continents. The BS story of how we stole it is insane and assinine.

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