Two more groups seek ELD exemptions


Groups representing Sikh and Punjabi truckers are the latest to ask the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for a delay in complying with the electronic logging device mandate.

SikhsPAC and the North American Punjabiz Trucker Association are requesting the delay for their “fresh produce shipper and small truck business members.” The groups say these members not fully prepared to meet the mandate’s requirements, and voice concerns over driver privacy. They also say the ELD marketplace doesn’t accommodate the needs of the agriculture hauling industry and doesn’t factor in existing exemptions.

The FMCSA will begin fielding public comments when the waiver request is published in the Federal Register on Friday, Jan. 26, which can be made at by searching Docket No. FMCSA-2017-0342.