Just over 100 days are left before the ELD mandate will come into effect requiring all long-haul truck drivers operating in the USA to use an Electronic Logging Device (ELD) to record their Hours of Services (HOS).
U.S Representative Brian Babin has withdrawn his amendment to a bill that was aimed at defunding the implementation of the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate scheduled to come into effect December 18th of this year. The congressman has not offered any explanation as to why he has withdrawn his proposed amendment, but in doing so he has removed one of the last obstacles that may have delayed the FMCSA’s ELD mandate. While there are technically other legislative measures Babin and his fellow congressman could use to try and obstruct or delay the ELD mandate, the withdrawal of the amendment from the funding bill removes one of the last measures that would have been likely to succeed. Creating stand alone bills or attempting to attach provisions on to other must pass bills will demonstrate Babin’s support to many of his constituents who appose the ELD mandate, but these legislative measures will be met with firm oppositions by proponents of the ELD mandate such as the FMCSA.
The ELD mandate implementation date of December 18th is just around the corner. Will your trucks be compliant?