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ATA calls for swift issuance of electronic logging devices

ATA also asked the agency to provide incentives to encourage adoption of the technology prior to the mandate.

The Trucker News Services

7/1/2014

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations in comments filed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration late last week asked the agency to swiftly issue a mandate requiring commercial truck drivers to use electronic logging devices for Hours of Service compliance.

ATA said it has supported mandatory ELDs for HOS compliance and because of that, had “advocated for the MAP-21 provision mandating a rulemaking to require ELDs.”

ATA also asked the agency to provide incentives to encourage adoption of the technology prior to the mandate.

“We know these devices can improve safety, so it makes sense for FMCSA to do all they can to encourage adoption of electronic logging devices,” ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said.

He added that in support of safer highways, ATA was standing behind FMCSA “ … as it advances a common sense solution to improving the safety of our nation’s highways.”

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