Since the release of the new regulation requiring almost all U.S. truck drivers to use electronic logging devices to keep up with their driving hours, OOIDA has been challenging the law.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, the federal court overseeing the case, held up the mandate created by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The decision was made on October 31, 2016 following oral arguments that were made in Chicago, IL on September 13.
To be clear, this decision does not alter the rule’s exemption on vehicles that are year models 2000 and below allowing them to still remain in operation without the use of an ELD.
With the law appearing to be upheld and truck operators, National Fleet Tracking wants to help those that need an ELD solution in place by December 2017 when the ruling goes into effect. If we can help you and your company survive the changes, please give us a call.
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Circuit Judge Hamilton’s Opinion on OOIDA, Eldrod & Pingel vs. Department of Transportation