A new bill introduced in May would exempt small trucking companies from a mandate requiring the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs).
The Small Carrier ELD Exemption Act is a bi-partisan bill proposed by Representatives Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Greg Gianforte (R-MT). According to the Petroleum Marketer’s Association of America, the act would allow companies with 10 or fewer trucks to continue using paper logs to document their status. The duo also introduced a bill to exempt any truck carrying agricultural commodities from the mandate.
The mandate took effect in late 2017, according to the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) advocacy group. The group petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to exempt all carriers with good safety records who make less than $27 million in revenue from the mandate.