01.16.18

Reminder: Last Week for South Dakota Truckers, Stakeholders to Offer Comments on ELD Rules

Department of Transportation accepting public comments until Friday, Jan. 19

WASHINGTON—South Dakota truckers and other citizens who may be negatively affected by Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rules have until Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, to voice their concerns via public comment period. Late last year, the Department of Transportation (DoT) announced a 90-day delay of its ELD rules for live load truckers, which were originally scheduled to take effect Dec. 18, 2017. DoT is accepting public comments regarding agricultural commodities HERE through Friday, Jan. 19, 2018.

 

“The ELD rules could have significant, real-world implications for live load truckers and the agricultural economy,” said Rounds. “This new rule brings to light the hours-of-service challenges for truckers who transport agricultural commodities and have long wait times at grain elevators and livestock barns. I’m grateful DoT Secretary Elaine Chao has recognized the need to seek additional input from stakeholders and encourage South Dakotans to voice their concerns.”

 

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