FMCSA grants ELD exemption to fireworks haulers for July 4 2019, 2020 seasons

Mike

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Fireworks and pyrotechnic haulers who already hold an exemption to the 14-hour rule during the Independence Day season will not have to install an electronic logging device to record a driver’s hours of service during the 2019 or 2020 holiday seasons.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to publish a notice in the Feb. 19 edition of the Federal Register in which the agency will grant an ELD exemption to 53 motor carriers that are members of the American Pyrotechnic Association.

The APA is a national safety and trade association with over 250 member companies in the U.S. fireworks industry, representing manufacturers, importers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, suppliers and professional display companies. APA members and their subsidiaries are responsible for nearly 90 percent of the fireworks manufactured, imported, distributed and professionally displayed in the United States, according to the group.

 

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