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TRALA FILES NEW ELD PETITION WITH FMCSA

On January 19,  2018  the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) filed a new exemption petition with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The petition requests an exemption for rental trucks from the agency's Electronic Logging Device Mandate (ELD). TRALA decided to proceed with its exemption request after a call with its Government Relations Committee on January 11,  2018  where it was decided that additional time was needed for TRALA members to fully become compliant with the ELD Mandate and meet the needs of its customers. In its petition, TRALA is requesting that trucks rented for 30-days or less be exempt from the mandate and allowed to use paper logs until December 31, 2018.

On January 19,
2018 the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) filed a new exemption petition with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The petition requests an exemption for rental trucks from the agency's Electronic Logging Device Mandate (ELD). TRALA decided to proceed with its exemption request after a call with its Government Relations Committee on January 11, 2018 where it was decided that additional time was needed for TRALA members to fully become compliant with the ELD Mandate and meet the needs of its customers. In its petition, TRALA is requesting that trucks rented for 30-days or less be exempt from the mandate and allowed to use paper logs until December 31, 2018.
 
Last Friday, the FMCSA formally posted TRALA's
90 day waiver from the ELD Mandate, which allows rental trucks to use paper logs until April 19, 2018. This waiver was granted by the FMCSA with TRALA's understanding that the industry needs time to equip their rental fleets with
ELDs and an additional waiver cannot be granted by the FMCSA. In TRALA's discussions with the agency, the possibility of asking for more time through a shorter exemption petition was talked in some depth.
 
By filing the petition now, FMCSA should have enough time to formally publish the petition in the Federal Register, which will then set forth the required 30-day public comment period before an ultimate decision on its merits can be finalized. 

You may view TRALA's new petition by clicking here. If you have any questions or concerns about TRALA's new petition, please contact Jake Jacoby at jjacoby@trala.org or Andrew Stasiowski at astasiowski@trala.org

 
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