Spurred by the electronic logging mandate, a group of truck drivers plans to stage a protest on Oct. 3-7 in Washington, D.C.
Organized via the ELD or Me Facebook page created by OOIDA Member Tony Justice, participants in the event plan to promote the delay or repeal the electronic logging mandate set to go into effect on Dec. 18.
“We need our lawmakers to understand that our industry is not ready for this mandate economically or logistically,” Justice told Land Line.
Justice said some of those planning to attend have meetings set up with their representative in the House, and he encourages others to do the same.
Justice said the plan is for truckers to meet at the Doswell Truck Stop, in Doswell, Va. Transportation will be provided from the truck stop to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. From there participants will be escorted into D.C. for demonstrations from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day at the White House and areas around Capitol Hill.
He stressed that this is not a strike. Rather, it is a peaceful protest seeking relief from the impending electronic logging mandate.
For more information, visit the Trucker Justice The Protest Info Page on Facebook.
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