WASHINGTON — Thirty members of the U.S. Senate have sent a letter to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Administrator Ray Martinez asking the agency to “explore improvements” in the Hours of Service regulations that would ensure drivers across differing businesses and operations can safely and efficiently comply with such requirements.
FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez told a U.S. House panel Tuesday that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has made great strides in safety, noting that of the almost 300,000 driver inspections conducted on the “hard” ELD enforcement date April 1, less than 1 percent failed to have an ELD.
The ONE20 ELD website says the company will go out of business June 18 and GeoSpace Labs Monday said it has stepped in to fill the void.
Last week diesel prices took an almost 7-cents-a-gallon leap and this Monday they increased nearly 4 cents, 3.8 cents to be exact. The national on-highway average as reported by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) was $3.277.