The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has denied a petition by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) to exempt small carriers from its electronic logging device mandate.
According to the Petroleum Marketer’s Association of America (PMAA), the reason for the denial will remain unknown until it is published in the Federal Register. The petition would have allowed carriers with less than $27.5 million in annual revenue and clean safety records to continue using paper logs to record critical information.
OOIDA had previously attempted to fight the mandate in court, filing a lawsuit against the FMCSA in 2016. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled in favor of the FMCSA and appeals to the Supreme Court were denied.