FMCSA Denies ELD Exemption For Small Carriers

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) denied the request from the Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC) to exempt trucking companies with fewer than 50 employees from the electronic logging mandate. The SBTC also wanted owner operators to be exempt from the electronic logging mandate. 

SBTC stated in their request the ELD regulation “is merely a tool to determine compliance with an existing rule that regulates over-the-road drivers’ driving and on-duty time,” and concluded that the regulation isn’t for safety. 

The FMCSA denied the request as the application didn’t meet regulatory standards for an exemption. The application failed to provide “the name of the individual or motor