John Sommers II for TT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Anne Ferro and other Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials listened to the public on knowledge testing for new transportation companies, but also heard from truck drivers on the new electronic logging device rule.
Owner-operators generally supported testing as a way to improve highway safety, and brokers were opposed to testing.
Two drivers also spoke about the ELD proposal, which would require commercial drivers to log their work hours electronically. One veteran driver described himself as “computer illiterate” and said he must use paper logs if he is to remain in the industry.
Another driver said he has used ELDs and does not like them, but conceded they do certain things well.