The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has notified the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) in writing that the petition they filed in November for a temporary exemption of Electronic Logging Devices in the Motion Picture Industry was granted. At this time, the FMCSA has not released any further details regarding the MPAA request for a 5-year exemption. We hope to know more in the coming weeks and will be sharing the details of the FMCSA temporary exemption as soon as it is made public.
We would like to take a moment to thank all those who were instrumental in ensuring this exemption was granted. Over the past 4 years Local 399 Business Agent Chris Sell worked closely with the MPAA, CSATF, AMPTP, the Motion Picture Transportation Committee (Major and Minor Studios) and many of our rank-and-file Members in transportation offices to determine the best course of action to file and lobby for this exemption.
As stated above, we will be sharing the details of the temporary exemption as soon as they become available.