Notification of 2016’s results on fall issues ballot and an outline of approved changes to the 2017 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria (OOSC). The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) bylaws require a majority of the Class I Members to vote in support of proposed changes in order for changes to the OOSC to take effect. In accordance with the CVSA bylaws, the proposed changes were communicated to the voting members of the Alliance on Nov. 29, 2016, and were subsequently ratified on Dec. 2, 2016.
“This FMCSA study did not explicitly identify a net benefit from the use of the two suspended provisions on driver operations, safety, fatigue and health,” the report from the inspector general to Congress states. If FMCSA has truly taken anything away from this experience, they should tap the brakes, hit the pause button, and go back to the research drawing board.
The ELD mandate offered a few limited exemptions, outlining when some drivers could continue to use paper logs instead of an ELD. Last December, Congress intervened on behalf of a specific industry to grant a fourth exemption.