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ELD Mandate Talking Points- Call your Representative!!

Jul 10, 2017 at 09:54 PM CST
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Electronic Logging Device Mandate Talking Points - The ELD mandate is a one-size-fits-all approach to an industry that is anything but one-size-fits-all. o Long haul, short haul, truckload, less-than truckload, diverse commodities, regional and geographical nuances, etc. o

ELDs simply won’t work for many trucking operations, in particular smallbusiness truckers. - The ELD mandate is expected to cost the trucking industry $2 billion, making it one of the costliest unfunded mandates in history. o Small-business truckers will bear the majority of these costs without realizing any safety, economic, or productivity benefits. o

Mega carriers already using ELDs simply want to impose additional costs and compliance burdens on small-business truckers. - The ELD mandate was pushed through Congress and DOT under the guise of improving highway safety, yet ELDs will do absolutely nothing to improve highway safety. o
They are nothing more than an electronic means of recording hours-ofservice. o An examination of the safety records of large fleets with ELDs reveals that merely installing

ELDs does not achieve safety benefits as crash rates per 100 power units of ELD-equipped fleets is significantly higher than crash rates of non-ELD equipped fleets. o

An ELD study requested by FMCSA concluded that there has been no documented improvement in compliance or safety with carriers that use ELDs and that even the most effective on-board technology is not capable of determining how drivers conduct themselves while they are off-duty and/or on-duty not driving (i.e. factors that contribute to fatigue). - FMCSA has failed to address a variety of issues associated with the mandate. o

The agency refuses to certify any ELD as compliant with the rule, thus leaving consumers with no idea if a device they purchase is indeed compliant. o

The agency has failed to answer important questions from Congress and industry stakeholders, including issues related to enforcement, connectivity, data transfers, cybersecurity vulnerabilities, and many other legitimate real world concerns.
Replied on Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 10:42 PM CST
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Did you just figure this out??
Replied on Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 08:56 AM CST
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You forgot that big trucking wants it because it allows them to put drivers in trucks that could not run a log book! and can hardly drive a truck!!
Replied on Sun, Sep 10, 2017 at 09:17 AM CST
our reps dont give a damn what we have to say, until this mandate starts hitting their voters in the pocketbook hard...they just dint care, its more power and control for them....