On Tuesday, Rep. Brian Babin of Texas introduced the ELD Extension Act of 2017 (H.R.3282) with the intent of extending the current implementation date for the Electronic Logging Device mandate by two years, making the new implementation date December 2019. The bill has been referred for consideration by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
This comes right on the heels of the House of Representatives Transportation, Housing and Urban Development’s rider to the 2018 funding bill that could end up delaying or repealing the electronic logging device mandate.
Although it may seem like there is a good chance that the ELD will be delayed, experts say the chances are slim. Both measures would need to be approved by the House and Senate and, with the current difficult political climate, the odds are not likely.