FMCSA advances e-log mandate, rule sent to White House for approval

Still seemingly on target for its projected Sept. 30 publication,  a Final Rule to mandate the use of electronic logging devices has been sent PeopleNet_TABLET_InCab_HomeScreen_061913afrom the DOT to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for final approval before being published.

The DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sent the e-log rule to the OMB July 30, along with a Final Rule that will implement stiffer penalties for carriers, shippers, brokers and others who coerce or pressure drivers to not abide by federal safety standards like hours-of-service limits.

The OMB legally has 90 days to approve the rules or send them back to FMCSA to be changed, which is unlikely.

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