As a career coach, Centerline is committed to keeping professional drivers up-to-date on hot button issues. Each month, we will provide you with summaries of changes or introduce new regulations that you should keep an eye on. Click on the links provided to read more:
ELD Mandate: Early Results
ELDs were implemented to reduce driver fatigue, therefore creating safer roads. Recent studies have shown that this is not the case. While HOS violations decreased, accident rates appear unchanged and unsafe driving behaviors have increased. Learn more about recent ELD findings here.
HOS Regulations: Exemption Updates
A federal spending bill extended a livestock haulers’ exemption from using ELDs until September 30th. These drivers were already exempt from complying with the mandate to ensure animals have access to food, water, and proper temperatures. In addition, the FMCSA announced it has granted another exemption requested by the American Pyrotechnics Association (APA). Learn more about recent ELD exemptions here.