The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit has denied OOIDA’s petition for a rehearing of its case opposing a federal regulation mandating the use of electronic logging devices. OOIDA filed a petition in December following an October 31st ruling by the court that upheld the ELD mandate. OOIDA will now file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court. “A federal mandate requiring electronic logging devices on trucks does not advance highway safety and violates the privacy of drivers,” said OOIDA Executive Vice President Todd Spencer. “We will continue fighting this mandate and look forward to making our argument at the Supreme Court.”
In recent weeks, Members of Congress have sent a letter to the incoming Trump administration recommending that the ELD mandate be repealed. It is estimated that the ELD requirement will cost the trucking industry $2 billion. OOIDA will continue to update its membership on any developments regarding the case.
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Read the Court Opinion from October 31