Regulators Revive Truck Record Rule after Legal Setback

This brief article describes the recently-rewritten federal regulation on proposed requirements for electronic logbooks on commercial vehicles. The proposal from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) would require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to install electronic logging devices (ELDs) that automatically track drivers’ time driving and resting. Although this information is designed to help drivers get adequate rest in support of highway safety, the proposed regulation had come under judicial investigation for its potential to pressure drivers. The new proposal includes an explicit prohibition on harassment of a driver by a company using ELD information. Readers are referred to three related articles in other issues of Status Report. The author notes that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has long supported onboard records for all large trucks. The article concludes with a quick note about a related issue – a new proposed to require speed limiters on large trucks.


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  • Media Type: Print
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  • Accession Number: 01539358
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 2014 2:42PM