FMCSA To Hold Live Sessions in August
In order to help the motor carrier industry and ELD providers prepare for the upcoming ELD rule taking effect in December, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has scheduled a series of live question and answer sessions.
The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Rule was congressionally mandated as part of the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act” (MAP-21) and was intended to help create a safer work environment for drivers. Prior to the mandate, drivers would traditionally log their Hours of Service (HOS) using manual, or paper forms. An ELD synchronizes with a vehicle’s engine to automatically record driving time, allowing drivers and fleet managers to more accurately track, manage and share Records of Duty Status (RODS) data.
There are two options to attend: a webinar format, or a listen-only phone line. There are two types of sessions: one for motor carriers and drivers and a separate one for ELD providers.
Sessions for Motor Carriers & Drivers:
- Tuesday, August 13, 2:00-3:00 pm EST – Webinar Full / Register (phone only)
- Thursday, August 15, 1:00-2:00 pm EST – Webinar Full / Register (phone only)
- Tuesday, August 20, 11:00 am-12:00 noon EST – Register (webinar) / Register (phone only)
- Wednesday, August 21, 2:00-3:00 pm EST – Register (webinar) / Register (phone only)
Sessions for ELD Providers
- Monday, August 12, 10:00-11:00 am EST – Webinar Full / Register (phone only)
- Wednesday, August 14, 2:00-3:00 pm EST – Webinar Full / Register (phone only)
Prior to these Q&A Sessions, the FMCSA will send registered attendees a link to a self-guided eLearning lesson covering the basics of the ELD rule. This will also be posted to the FMCSA’s News and Events page once it’s available.