The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making for the hours of service (HOS) regulations for interstate truck drivers. The notice allows truckers to address issues caused by the electronic logging device (ELD) Mandate.
In response, National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) issued a press release saying:
“ELDs are an essential safety requirement for our industry. However, the tight technical settings of these devices mean that many groups are having trouble adhering to the current HOS regulations. This new round of rule making is an opportunity to keep the safety benefits of ELDs while providing relief for those struggling to comply.’’
Dan Furth, NTTC president, said:
“NTTC welcomes proposals to modify the hours rules. The regulatory process means that we can ensure that any changes keep highway safety as our industry’s number one priority.”
NTTC is reviewing the proposal and “looks forward to working with FMCSA to craft HOS rules that provide needed regulatory flexibility while advancing the core safety missions of both NTTC and FMCSA.’’
Further information may be obtained by contacting Boyd Stephenson, NTTC’s senior vice president of government affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Zachery Moore at 703-838-8857.