Electronic Device Rules Updated

Truck Device Rules

According to a recent report by the Department of Transportation, a “Final Rule” will be published regarding the use of electronic devices with trucks come September of 2015. Once these mandates have been published, they will begin to be enforced by the law come September of 2017. This recent report released by the Department of Transportation also stated that a mandate regarding the use of speed limiting devices should be published in March of 2015. These rules have been discussed for a few years now and trucking companies have been waiting to see how these new device rules will affect their business productivity.

Some of the regulations being instated with this new publication include the following:


  1. A rule will be in place to prevent different carriers from pushing drivers from violating different federal rules, which includes the hours of service in which the drivers operate.
  2. A rule will be in place which regarding the liability insurance minimum that carriers have in place. The rule will not be in place to increase the minimum, but to instead record the different minimums being held by numerous carriers.
  3. A new rule will be in place that allows Clearinghouse to create a database for drivers that have either refused or failed an alcohol or drug test.
  4. The long awaited “Safety Fitness Determination” rule will also be in place after 2015, which will allow different agencies to use data collected to determine scores for different carriers.


Evan Transportation was founded in 1992 by Jerry Wolfarth, who at the time had over 25 years of experience in the trucking and transportation industry. The initial operation consisted of a few trucks and drivers who were dedicated and professional. The goal of the company was, and remains, to provide excellent, dependable service.

Contact us today for all of your freight shipment needs or call us at 443-673-3365. We will discuss your tractor trailer options for the freight you wish to ship.

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