Bill to exempt small carriers from ELD mandate filed in U.S. House

A bill to allow very small carriers — those with 10 or fewer trucks — to forgo use of electronic logging devices and return to using paper logs has been filed in the U.S. House. Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) introduced the legislation, H.R. 1697, this month into the House’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The bill, dubbed the Small Carrier Electronic Logging Device Exemption Act, would exempt all carriers with 10 trucks or fewer from the ELD mandate, meaning they could revert back to using paper logs to record duty status.