Drivers use PeopleNet onboard computers to manage hours of service

FMCSA grants group of carriers a 90-day waiver on ELD rules

Jan. 25, 2018
FMCSA grants group of trucking companies a 90-day waiver on ELD rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration granted a limited 90-day waiver from the federal hours-of-service (HOS) regulations pertaining to electronic logging devices (ELDs) for Old Dominion Freight Lines Inc and other motor carriers in similar situations due to issues concerning the integration of PeopleNet's ELD software into fleet management systems. The waiver expires March 18.

Old Dominion had asked for relief from the grandfather provision of the ELD regulations, allowing them to add vehicles to their fleet using software that is not fully compliant with the ELD rule, provided the conditions specified in the waiver are met.

FMCSA has determined that granting this waiver to Old Dominion, as well as other similarly situated carriers, is in the public interest and will likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to the level that would be achieved absent the waiver, based on the terms and conditions imposed in the waiver document published in the Federal Register.