Chao receives letter asking for regulatory relief

OOIDA and 16 other associations seek to eliminate ELD mandate

Posted March 24, 2017

Seventeen organizations — including the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association — sent a joint letter to Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao asking for a delay and repeal of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate. The group also seeks the withdrawal of a proposed rule requiring speed limiters on commercial motor vehicles.

The letter cites President Donald Trump’s recent Executive Order, “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,” as a basis for the requests. The stakeholders assert that both rulemakings would be costly and burdensome on transportation segments. The parties believe the elimination of both rules will help drive economic growth, a key initiative of the Executive Order.

The organizations acknowledge the ELD mandate is based on a statute and requires Congressional action in order to be repealed. They encourage the Department of Transportation to work with lawmakers in this endeavor.

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