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Drivers protest electronic logging device mandate

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Although it's backed by the American Trucking Association, local truck drivers can't accept the implications of the ELD mandate. Although it's backed by the American Trucking Association, local truck drivers can't accept the implications of the ELD mandate.

A mandate set to implement an automatic electronic logging device in tractor trailers has truck drivers asking for help.

Although it's backed by the American Trucking Association, local truck drivers can't accept the implications of the ELD mandate. If established on December 18th, ELDs would replace paper logs and require drivers to obey a new 14 hour rule. The rule says once drivers turn their trucks on they have 14 hours to travel as far as possible before taking a mandatory 10 hour break. While the rule is intended to improve the safety of the drivers, stopping for incidents like accidents or weather hazards could result in a logistical nightmare. Reed is asking for Congressman Jim Jordan to stand up against the mandate and back a bill written to delay the implementation of electronic logging devices.

We have reached out to Congressman Jordan's office and his communication director, Melika Willoughby released this statement: In recent months, Congressman Jordan and members of his staff have met numerous times with truckers on each side of this issue. He appreciates the vital role they all play in keeping the economy moving and agrees that they must have the freedom to operate under common sense regulations that protect public safety. He will keep this foremost in mind should the house consider legislation regarding the electronic log rule in the weeks ahead.

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