Much has changed since PeopleNet’s first coverage of the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate last year.
The upcoming legislation is set for a final ruling on December 16, 2015. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) received over 2,000 comments about the bill last year and its authors responded to each of them. This is a solidifying step in the legislative process, though the bill’s content as well as the date for the final ruling could still shift.
Even after inching through the comment period, the mandate is still controversial in the trucking community. Some find transferring to electronic logging tedious, expensive, and unnecessary for better business practice. Other professionals in the industry have already switched over, citing that newer devices heighten their strategies for success – as illustrated here about how Electronic Logging Devices Save Time and Money.
With the mandate coming into effect over the next few years, PeopleNet wants to help your fleets comply as smoothly as possible. You may find yourself asking what action you need to take and when. You’re in luck — we’ve created a timeline of the ELD mandate’s progression for your convenience and understanding.
Safety and Compliance are of utmost importance to us at PeopleNet, and we work hard to keep up with all FMCSA regulations, so you don’t have to. Check out our Fleet Safety & Compliance page, to view more of how PeopleNet is keeping you safer and within regulations, while on the road.