From Todd Dills, Overdrive:
As of Dec. 18, states and their federal truck enforcement partners will begin issuing violations, citations and in some cases fines to those subject to the electronic logging mandate who aren’t using e-logs.
It’s anybody’s best guess as to how many truckers that includes, but Overdrive’s latest polling, conducted through mid-November, suggested it could well be a lot of truckers indeed. At that time, about a third of readers hadn’t prepared for mandate compliance and were unsure about their plans.
As for the question on many truckers’ minds – just how lenient inspectors might be in the early going – it’s likely to vary considerably from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, officer to officer. However, most state and federal law enforcement representatives are aware of the special cases that arise on the road, and some of them say that a standard of reasonableness is being encouraged in situations that unavoidably force truckers into violation.