Request for Comments for Dealer Exemption from ELD Rule

Earlier this year the Equipment Dealers Association, in partnership with nine regional equipment dealers’ associations submitted a request to the Federal Department of Transportation to have your dealership’s service and delivery vehicles exempted from the new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule. We believe that the unique nature of your business and servicing your customers warrants an exemption for our industry.

We are pleased to share that we heard from the Department of Transportation and they have granted our request to hear arguments for an exemption for equipment dealers. For your information, we have attached the notice from the official registrar that outlines our argument and request. This is where we need your help. We need as many of you as possible to submit comments in support of this exemption. The comment period ends November 27, 2017 and a decision on an exemption will be announced thereafter.

The Equipment Dealers Association has stock comments available for your use.  Please email our VP of Government Relations, Natalie Higgins, at  nhiggins@equipmentdealer.org to receive a copy of these comments.

To submit your comments online, go to www.regulations.gov and put the docket number, ‘‘FMCSA–2017–0296’’ in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and click ‘‘Search.’’ When the new screen appears, click on ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button and type your comment into the text box in the following screen. Choose whether you are submitting your comment as an individual or on behalf of a third party and then submit.

EDA will also provide an informational webinar on ELDs on November 9th Dealers can register for the webinar here.

Thank you for your support of the Equipment Dealers Association.