FMCSA chief exclusive with LLN on ELDs, hours of service and more

September 23, 2020


Land Line Now, Sept. 23, 2020.

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Wiley Deck speaks about hours of service, ELDs, hair testing and FMCSA pilot programs – and breaks news about broker transparency.

Wiley Deck, deputy administrator of FMCSA
James “Wiley” Deck, deputy administrator of FMCSA

I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

The Department of Labor weighs in on worker classification; cross border freight was on the rise in July; and…I am not a cook!

II. Good rate news ahead

Spot rates are in their 21st week of successive increases and, with holiday season around the corner, 2020 could finish strong.

III. FMCSA chief Part I – ELDs, HOS and more

The FMCSA is under new leadership for the second time in less than a year. Wiley Deck takes over at a time of great change. In Part I of a Land Line Now exclusive, Deck speaks about the hours-of-service rule changes, a new commercial driver panel, a younger drivers pilot program and ELD cybersecurity.

IV. FMCSA chief Part II – hair testing, broker transparency

Wiley Deck returns for more, including a discussion of hair testing and breaking news about action on broker transparency.

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