FMCSA requests comments on application for HOS exemption

Company believes its GPS tracking devices provide equivalent or greater level of safety

Posted February 15, 2016

FMCSA has received an application from a trucking company for an exemption from timecard requirements for its drivers who may not meet all of the conditions for utilization of the 100 air-mile radius log book exemption in that section. The request would exempt the company’s drivers who stay within the 100 air-mile radius, but may occasionally exceed the 12 hour limitation, from having to complete a daily record of duty status (RODS). The company states that its entire fleet of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) is equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) vehicle tracking devices, which it believes justifies the request for this exemption and provides an equivalent or greater level of safety than would be obtained by complying with the regulations.

FMCSA requests public comment on the application for exemption on or before March 14, 2016. For comment submission instructions see:


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