Hours of Service of Drivers: Application for Exemption; Werner Enterprises
Notice of final disposition; grant of exemption.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces its decision to grant Werner Enterprises' (Werner) application for an exemption from the requirement that certain data fields be included in electronic records of duty status (RODS) files presented by electronic logging devices (ELDs). Due to incompatibility issues between Werner's current ELD supplier and its new supplier, Platform Science, Werner requests that, during the first eight days that each of its drivers transitions to Platform Science, the company be permitted to leave blank five specific data fields in the RODS file. The Agency has determined that the limited exemption would likely achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level that would be obtained in the absence of the exemption.