Supreme Court Denies ELD Mandate Review
The Supreme Court has denied a last second ELD appeal from a major trucking association. The Owner-Independent Drivers Association looked to overturn the mandate, or have their point heard about the law change on December 18. Joe Rajkovacz, the Governmental affair director for Western States Trucking Association, believes that many small businesses have held off on installing the devices, to see if the case would fall through. He advises all businesses to be prepared, and not wait to lean the devices at the last minute. 500,000 trucking firms will need to be fitted with ELD’s, an estimated cost of over $1 billion. While the rule has divided the trucking industry, most safety advocates agree that this rule will protect drivers, making sure they do not operate vehicles while being sleep deprived, and are not taken advantage of.