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DOT Proposes Use of Electronic Logbooks to Improve Efficiency, Safety in Commercial Bus & Truck Industries

Updated rule would slash highest federal paperwork burden after taxes and prevent fatigued drivers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a proposal to require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in their vehicles to improve compliance with the safety rules that govern the number of hours a driver can work.

2013 DOT Year in Review: FMCSA makes solid progress in truck and bus safety

Photo of Anne FerroThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s dedication to saving lives is at the forefront of our daily work, and rising above the challenges we face in truck and bus safety is what FMCSA employees will continue to do each and every day in 2014.

FMCSA accomplished a great deal in the name of safety in 2013. We continued:

  • Cracking down on unsafe drivers and companies;
  • Implementing new safety rules; and
  • Protecting consumers against deceitful moving companies...

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