Legally Structuring Your Business Activities to Comply with New Electronic Logging Device Laws (#807)

Presented on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

This 45-minute presentation will provide you with a refresher on hours-of-service laws and review the new federal law regarding electronic logging devices, or ELDs, to help you determine best practices to ensure proper compliance.

While the basic HOS laws have not changed, federal law will soon require all motor carriers to install ELDs in their vehicles as a method of tracking a driver’s time.

However, the law does include three specific exceptions to the ELD regulations that will allow a company to legally operate their vehicles without the need to install ELDs. Though not complicated, these exceptions are limited and require a thorough understanding by both management and drivers.

Furthermore, these exceptions may not be practical to your specific business operation. Before you can apply these exceptions, you must first have a basic understanding of the current HOS regulations and how they apply to your business.

Tony Verillo
Vista Transportation Safety Consulting, Bristol, CT
Tony Verillo owns and operates Vista Transportation Safety Consulting, a private consulting firm dedicated to assisting the trucking and motor coach industries with navigating the often complicated and confusing maze of DOT safety regulations. Before starting his own business, Verillo served as an inspector in the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles. During his 20-plus years in the agency, he worked in several different divisions, the bulk of which he was assigned to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Division, the law enforcement arm of the agency responsible for the application of state and federal laws pertaining to commercial motor vehicles, school buses, and all other forms of public transportation. He spent the last few years at the DMV in charge of the agency’s Special Investigations Unit, ultimately retiring from that position as a lieutenant in 2009. Upon retirement from DMV, Verillo was employed by two major carriers including one with a fleet of more than 1,000 vehicles, where he held the position of compliance manager and later as the company’s fleet manager.

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