OUR ANSWER TO QUESTION ONE: No. It does not matter how many vehicles are registered with the International Registration Plan (IRP). The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) exemptions apply to the Hours of Service rules not the IRP. OUR ANSWER TO QUESTION TWO: When a vehicle is registered, the model year should follow the criteria established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). So, yes, there may be instances where the model year reflected on the vehicle registration is not the same as the engine model year, most...Read more
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July 19, 2017 From the desk of Wyatt F. Hammond - President of Trans Products and Tran Services Hello Folks—In the past two days there has been a significant change in the FMCSA ELD regulation. The ELD Extension Act of 2017 was filed on July 18, 2017, in the U.S. House of Representatives, by Representative Brian Babin, and it appears to have a lot of support. It is unclear if this delays the regulation in its entirety for two years, or just for small (not sure of that definition...Read more
Chiropractors in New York State are no longer allowed to perform Department of Transportation physicals. The FMCSA informed the practitioners via letter that effective of the date of the letter, they would no longer be allowed to perform DOT physicals. The FMCSA notified them that their information would be publically available on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners for three years, however, they are no longer Certified Medical Examiners. Medical Certificates completed by New York State Chiropractors on or after June 2, 2016 will not be accepted and returned...Read more
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