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The Transportation Brief®: A Quarterly Newsletter, Spring 2018 - Dispatches

  • Brandon Wiseman reports, the FMCSA recently issued a final rule formally authorizing the use of electronic methods to generate, certify, sign, maintain, and exchange records that are required under the FMCSA’s safety and leasing regulations. The rule largely tracks the agency’s 2011 guidance on the issue and is meant to establish “parity between paper and electronic documents and signatures.” Examples of documents covered under the new rule include, among others, driver qualification files, maintenance records, bills of lading, and lease agreements.