DOT Proposes Electronic Logbooks for Commercial Trucking Operations

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a proposal that interstate truck and bus drivers switch to electronic logs rather than fill out paperwork when tracking hours of operation. The FMCSA issued technical standards for the electronic logging devices and supporting documents, which are intended to reduce paperwork burdens and make it more difficult to misrepresent logbook time. The hours-of-service rules seek to address driver fatigue. 

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