Fighting For Truckers adds option to email lawmakers on ELDs

By Land Line staff | 4/14/2017

In its continued push to repeal the electronic logging mandate, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has made it easier for truckers to send letters on the mandate to lawmakers.

Via its advocacy website,, OOIDA has a letter that users can select and then enter their personal information. The website will automatically send the letter to the individual’s two senators and member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

OOIDA alerted members via a Call To Action, which also aired on Land Line Now recently.

The letter sent to lawmakers as part of the effort, states in part:

Many significant technological concerns remain unresolved, including the certification of devices, connectivity problems in remote areas of the country, cybersecurity vulnerabilities and the ability of law enforcement to access information.

… Implementation of the mandate will force owner-operators and independent drivers to bear all the costs associated with the installation of these devices, imposing wholly unnecessary financial and compliance burdens on American businesses of all sizes.

In light of these concerns, I urge you to support an immediate delay and repeal of the ELD mandate.

In addition to seeking a repeal of the electronic logging mandate, the letter campaign also serves as part of OOIDA’s “Knock Out Bad Regs” campaign.

OOIDA launched the campaign in response to a changing environment in Washington, D.C.

“With the new president and Congressional leadership on Capitol Hill committing to reduce regulatory burdens on small businesses, we need OOIDA members to help us Knock Out Bad Regs,” a recent communication sent to OOIDA members stated.

Additionally, truckers are being asked to take a survey to identify the worst regulations in need of repeal and to tell their regulation horror stories. All of the information is being compiled and put to work in OOIDA’s efforts to capitalize on President Trump’s regulatory reform initiative.

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