Support Grows for ELD Mandate Extension

Urge Your Representative to Co-Sponsor Bill 
Forty-two House members have signed on to co-sponsor H.R. 3282, legislation introduced by Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) to extend for two years the deadline for installing Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) on trucks to monitor drivers’ hours of service. Included as co-sponsors are Reps. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Pete Sessions (R-TX) and Michael Conaway (R-TX) chairmen of the Ways and Means, Armed Services, Rules and Agriculture committees, respectively.
Currently, the Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) mandates that all motor carriers required to maintain Records of Duty Status (RODS) for Hours of Service (HOS) compliance for their drivers to install ELDs by December 17, 2017. AGC has sought an exemption from this requirement for construction industry truck drivers but that request has not been accepted. Babin’s bill would delay the mandate for two years allowing time for AGC to continue to make the case that this requirement is unnecessary for construction. Contact your representatives and ask them to cosponsor H.R. 3282 and delay this mandate.
 For more information, contact Brian Deery at deeryb@agc.org or (703) 837-5319.


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