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Fleet Equipment | Will a Trump presidency impact ELD requirements?

11.11.16 | Fleet Equipment Staff, Fleet Equipment

 

Despite some forecasted uncertainty, the freight transportation forecasting experts at FTR foresee limited short-term impact to the overall economy and transportation industry in particular as a result of the U.S. presidential election results. Behind this assessment is the fact that the new President won’t take office for three months, and then any proposed legislation, including any changes to the ELD regulations, will take time to move through the legislative branch of government.

In a press release, FTR stated that though regulations and enforcement will be addressed, if electronic logging device (ELD) implementation gets sticky because of the FMCSA’s slowness in publishing complete technical standards, the new administration is much more likely to postpone the December 2017 deadline.That said, trucking regulations in general will not be a priority.

According to Noël Perry, transportation economist at FTR, “There are certainly particular risks that arise any time there is a change in elected power; but there is little near-term change in the outlook for the U.S. economy, as budgets are set and policies are intact until later in 2017.”

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