Release for Public Comment on the Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service Supporting Documents:

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [4910-EX-P]

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

49 CFR Parts 385, 386, 390, and 395

[Docket No. FMCSA-2010-0167]

RIN 2126-AB20

Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service Supporting Documents

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

ACTION: Supplemental notice of proposed rule-making; request for comments.

SUMMARY: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposes

amendments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to establish:

 Minimum performance and design standards for hours-of-service (HOS) electronic

logging devices (ELDs); requirements for the mandatory use of these devices by drivers

currently required to prepare HOS records of duty status (RODS); requirements

concerning HOS supporting documents; and measures to address concerns about

harassment resulting from the mandatory use of ELDs. This rule-making supplements the

Agency’s February 1, 2011, Notice of Proposed Rule-making (NPRM) and addresses

issues raised by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in its 2011 decision

vacating the Agency’s April 5, 2010, final rule concerning ELDs as well as subsequent

statutory developments. The proposed requirements for ELDs would improve compliance

with the HOS rules.

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