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CVSA to Take Phased-In Approach to ELD Mandate

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The nation’s commercial vehicle enforcement officials say there’s no reason to delay the December start date for the electronic logging device mandate – but they will delay implementing out-of-service criteria related to ELDs until April 1, 2018, and say each jurisdiction will have discretion as to whether they actually issue citations in the beginning. On Dec. 18, inspectors and roadside enforcement personnel will begin documenting violations on roadside inspection reports, according to an Aug. 28 announcement from the according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. At the jurisdiction's discretion, inspectors will issue citations to commercial motor vehicle drivers operating vehicles...

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‘Game-set-match’ for ELD mandate

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‘Game-set-match’ for ELD mandate

‘Game-set-match’ for ELD mandate, time for truckers to consider compliance options The Supreme Court on Monday delivered a death blow to the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s legal challenge to the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device mandate. With the high court’s rejection, the lawsuit will go no further. Though there are efforts underway to engage Congress on the issue, spearheaded in part by OOIDA, the issue is likely a nonstarter with lawmakers, multiple sources have told Overdrive in recent months. Just five years ago, a Republican-led Congress required the DOT and its Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to develop the ELD rule. The mandate also has...

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Supreme Court Denies Petition to Hear ELD Challenge

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Supreme Court Denies Petition to Hear ELD Challenge The U.S. Supreme Court has denied the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's request to take on the issue of the constitutionality of electronic logging devices. The June 12 announcement of the court's denial of OOIDA's petition means the court will not hold hearings on whether the regulation violates drivers’ rights to privacy under the Fourth Amendment, which means a lower court ruling upholding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's ELD mandate stands. Under the electronic logging device rule, motor carriers and drivers must transition to ELDs by Dec. 17 of this year. Those...

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