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The FMCSA Begins Countrywide Tour on ELDs

by Anna Mischke | Jul 19, 2017

060817_Customer NewsIn anticipation of the ELD mandate going into effect December 18th, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a six-stop tour across America beginning mid-July. The tour aims to provide insight to carriers and drivers, the goal is for participants to fully understand the mandate and how to comply. The ELD Implementation National Tour features “subject matter experts [leading] driver-focused presentations and panel discussions on ELD implementation.”

With heightened concern and confusion regarding the mandate, the FMCSA is aiming to deliver clarity surrounding the rule. FMCSA staff members are partnering with industry trade events to answer questions and provide compliance-related materials.

The upcoming five ELD Implementation National Tour stops include:

August 24-26: Great American Trucking Show (Dallas, Texas)

September 25-27: North American Commercial Vehicle Show (Atlanta, Georgia)

October 14-15: California Trucking Show (Ontario, California)

October 21-24: American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition (Orlando, Florida)

November 6-8: Women in Trucking Accelerate! Conference & Expo (Kansas City, Missouri)

As this shift takes place, it is vital for all to understand their role in remaining compliant. It is recommended to visit the FMCSA’s registry of approved devices, compare pros and cons, stay communicative with vendors and other drivers, and remain up-to-date on ELD news.

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