H. R. 1697
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 12, 2019
Mr. Peterson (for himself and Mr. Gianforte) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To exempt motor carriers that own or operate 10 or fewer commercial vehicles from the electronic logging device mandates, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Small Carrier Electronic Logging Device Exemption Act of 2019.
Exception to the electronic logging device requirements for motor carriers that own or operate 10 or fewer commercial vehicles
Section 31137(b)(3) of title 49, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
An excepted motor carrier may comply with the hours of service requirements by requiring each driver to use—
a paper record of duty status form; or
an electronic logging device.
Excepted motor carrier defined
In this subsection, the term
excepted motor carrier means—
a motor carrier when transporting a motor home or recreation vehicle trailer within the definition of the term
driveaway-towaway operation (as defined in section 390.5 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations); and
a motor carrier that owns or operates 10 or fewer commercial motor vehicles, including commercial motor vehicles owned or operated by all motor carriers affiliated with that motor carrier by common ownership, common management, common control, or common familiar relationship.
Requirement to prescribe regulations
Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall promulgate such regulations as are necessary to carry out the amendment made by section 2 of this Act.