Hours of Service of Drivers: Application for Exemption; Small Business in Transportation Coalition
Notice of application for exemption; request for comments.
FMCSA announces that the Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC) seeks reconsideration of its application for exemption from the electronic logging device (ELD) rule that was denied by the Agency on July 17, 2019. SBTC has resubmitted its application for exemption from the ELD requirements for all motor carriers with fewer than 50 employees, including, but not limited to, one-person private and for-hire owner-operators of commercial motor vehicles used in interstate commerce. SBTC believes that the exemption would not have any adverse impacts on operational safety as motor carriers and drivers would remain subject to the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations as well as the requirements to maintain paper records of duty status (RODs). FMCSA requests public comment on SBTC's application for reconsideration.