As part of the the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act, Congress mandated that commercial vehicles operating in interstate commerce must be equipped with electronic logging devices. To execute this mandate, FMCSA published the ELD final rule in December 2015. The ELD rule is curently scheduled to go into effect on December 18, 2017. Since its approval, OOIDA has fought against the mandate in the federal court system, the halls of Congress, and through grassroots campaigns with professionals drivers. OOIDA argues that the ELD rule:
- unfairly burdens small businesses
- will not improve safety
- violates drivers' harassment and privacy rights
- provides a flawed cost-benefit analysis
In March 2017, OOIDA along with a coalition of 16 national organizations sent a letter to DOT Secretary Elaine Chao advocating for the delay and repeal of FMCSA’s ELD mandate. The coalition's effort is in response to President Donald Trump’s Executive Order requiring the elimination of two existing regulations for each newly proposed federal rulemaking. In direct relation to controlling regulatory costs, the letter states that the ELD mandate alone is estimated to cost an astonishing $2 billion.
Send a letter to your lawmakers about the ELD Mandate