The Department of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development 2018 Appropriations Act approved by the House Appropriations Committee Monday night includes a measure requiring additional study on the pending electronic logging device mandate.
The ELD mandate is scheduled to go into effect Dec. 18 and is a means of monitoring drivers’ hours of service.
The House Appropriations Committee questioned “whether a full or targeted delay in ELD implementation and enforcement would be appropriate,” saying that the ELD mandate is “one of the most expensive of all transportation rule-makings,” and could harm smaller carriers.
The committee also directs the DOT to determine “what options DOT has within its statutory authority to provide temporary regulatory relief until all ELD implementation challenges can be resolved. FMCSA shall provide a report on its findings to the House and Senate committees.”