The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced the creation of an to streamline the process for requesting an extension of the 8-day period that is allowed in the regulations in order to repair or replace an electronic logging device (ELD) that malfunctions.
There was a big ripple effect after the ELD rollout that some industry participants did not anticipate. Some ELD vendors were forced to fold. Motor carriers had to adjust to the new time schedules. Truck terminals had to make more accommodations. Take a look at the chain reaction that took place.
As we continued to review the scope of challenges the industry is facing with ELDs, this particular ELD rule created some misunderstanding among some motor carriers and drivers, so we've decided to elaborate on it in more detail to provide clarification.