Electronic logging devices are in the news as the Supreme Court as the court came to the decision not to hold hearings. The issue surrounded around the Fourth Amendment as a petition had circulated asking the court to overturn a decision by a lower court regarding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s ELD mandate.
- The U.S. Supreme Court has denied the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s request to take on the issue of the constitutionality of electronic logging devices.
- Under the electronic logging device rule, motor carriers and drivers must transition to ELDs by Dec. 17 of this year.
- The mandate will not improve safety. It will, however, be another costly regulatory burden heaped upon an already over-regulated industry.
“The mandate is the equivalent of warrantless surveillance of truckers and it violates their Fourth Amendment rights. That intrusion on the rights of hard-working Americans cannot be justified.”