Small trucking companies and owner/operators will have have an opportunity Wednesday morning to voice their concerns about the rapidly approaching electronic logging device mandate.
The House’s Small Business Committee on Wednesday will hold a hearing to examine the impact federal regulations have on small trucking companies and “explore ways to to provide regulatory relief to the industry.”
Testimony will be heard from:
- Monte Widerhold of B.L. Reever Transport, testifying on behalf of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association
- Marty DiGiacomo, owner of True Blue Transportation, testifying on behalf of the National Association of Small Trucking Companies
- Stephen Pelkey, CEO of Atlas PyroVision Entertainment Group, testifying on behalf of the American Pyrotechnics Association
- Tommy Phillipou, a partner at DKN Ready Mix, testifying on behalf of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
The hearing will take place at 11 a.m. EST at the Rayburn House Office Building.
Most heavy duty trucks will be required to have electronic logging devices installed and in use by Dec. 18.
“Many trucking companies can be as small as a one-person business and are subject to many of the same federal requirements as large trucking companies, including transportation safety regulations, environmental regulations, worker safety regulations and labor regulations,” the meeting’s notice says.