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FMCSA Grants Ag Carriers a 90-Day Delay to ELD Mandate

(Edwin Lopez – SupplyChain Dive)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on Monday granted a 90-day temporary waiver from the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate to agricultural commodity carriers.

In the same announcement, the FMCSA teased it would soon unveil formal guidance on the “personal conveyance” provision, the existing hours-of-service exemption for the agricultural industry, and the 150 air miles hours-of-service exemption.

The agency’s press release explicitly stated the FMCSA is looking to “implement the ELD rule in a manner that improves safety without impeding commerce,” and the decisions were made after listening to feedback from “many stakeholder groups, including agriculture.” Click here to read more.