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Updated rule would slash highest federal paperwork burden after taxes and prevent fatigued drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a proposal to require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in their vehicles to improve compliance with the safety rules that govern the number of hours a driver can work. 

The proposed rulemaking would significantly reduce the paperwork burden associated with hours-of-service recordkeeping for interstate truck and bus drivers – the largest in the federal government following tax-related filings – and improve the quality of logbook data.

We wanted to share with you the below article, which appeared in the Daily Reporter yesterday:

Stricter seat belt and distracted driving laws have contributed to a decline highway fatalities in West Virginia, a state highway safety official said.

Figures released Wednesday by the West Virginia Southern Regional Highway Safety Program show 325 people were killed in accidents on West Virginia's highways in 2013. That's down from 338 in 2011 and 339 in 2012. The lowest number of highway fatalities is 315 in 2010.

Due to the State of Emergency issued for several counties in West Virginia, the Office of Emergency Services has issued a statewide Hours of Service Waiver, which is in effect until the end of the State of Emergency.  This waiver was requested for fuel and water deliveries.  A copy of the waiver is attached for your records.

Also, the Division of Motor Vehicles has issued an Emergency Waiver of Truck Registration - waiving any requirements under WV Law relating to trip permits, authorizations or licenses required for commercial vehicles operating in the State of West Virginia and transporting water and humanitarian relief to victims of water contamination.  Please see attached waiver for required conditions that must be satisfied.

CDL-holders operating in interstate commerce have until January 30, 2014, to give their state driver licensing agency a self-certification statement and a valid medical certificate. For drivers licensed in West Virginia you have several options: 

The West Virginia Trucking Association and American Trucking Associations are urging the millions of motorists that are expected to travel on the highways this Christmas holiday to follow the safety tips from a team of professional truck drivers with millions of accident-free miles.

WVTA Members Receive a 2.7% discount
West Virginia Trucking Association members recieve a 2.7% discount

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