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Kansas Corporation Commission K.A.R. 82-4-3a

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Date Added: 12/18/2017
Public Hearing Date and Time: 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2017
Public Hearing Location: First Floor Hearing Room at the office of the State Corporation Commission, 1500 SW Arrowhead Road, Topeka, Kansas

K.A.R. 82-4-3a.  Hours of service.

This existing regulation adopts relevant portions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMCSA”) regulations (49 C.F.R. Part 395) which establish the hours of service requirements to be followed by motor carriers and their employees. The proposed amendments to this regulation are aimed at bringing Kansas in line with previously enacted federal regulations on Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), as well as incorporating edits to reflect minor grammatical and form corrections, and recent updates to other FMCSA regulations.

The FMCSA recently amended its regulations to require the use of Electronic Logging Devices.  The changes establish minimum performance and design standards for hours-of-service (HOS) ELDs; requirements for the mandatory use of these devices by drivers currently required to prepare HOS records of duty status (RODS); and requirements concerning HOS supporting documents. The requirements for ELDs are aimed at improving compliance with the HOS rules.  To provide uniform enforcement with the FMCSA, the Commission’s proposed amendment would cause K.A.R. 82-4-3a to mirror the federal rule.

K.A.R. 82-4-3a: Economic Impact Summary

The Transportation Division of the Commission anticipates an initial cost to motor carriers to install and maintain the Electronic Logging Devices, but is unable to put a specific dollar figure on this impact. Carriers that properly prepare their record of duty status in compliance with current hours-of-service regulations should see no changes due to implementation of ELDs. Government agencies and the general public should see no economic impact from the changes in this regulation.

Kansas Corporation Commission K.A.R. 82-4-3a

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