Regulatory and Legislative Update-June 2018

FMCSA issues guidance on personal conveyance, ag commodity exception After months of review, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on May 31 announced new guidance on two key issues that affect application of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate: Personal conveyance and the agricultural commodity exception. Due principally to questions surrounding the agricultural commodity exception, transporters of covered goods have been operating under a temporary waiver from ELDs that currently is set to expire June 18. Transporters of livestock or insects are exempt at least until the end of the current fiscal year on September 30.