Notice of application for exemption; request for comments.
FMCSA announces that the Hub Group Trucking Inc. (HGT) has requested an exemption from the electronic logging device (ELD) requirements to permit an alternative grandfather period for any commercial motor vehicles added to HGT's fleet after the December 18, 2017, compliance date. HGT reports that all of its 2,700 trucks are equipped with automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs) and it expects to add at least 160 trucks to its fleet in 2018. If the exemption is granted it would allow HGT to equip the additional trucks with AOBRDs instead of the required ELDs until the company's full transition to ELDs can be accomplished. HGT is confident that its AOBRD-compliant approach between December 18, 2017, and its full transition to ELDs by the end of 2018, would achieve a level of safety that is at least equivalent to the level of safety that would be obtained by strict compliance with a mixed AOBRD-ELD fleet.