Supreme Court Denies Petition to Hear Electronic Logging Device Challenge

By Team Writer / June 17, 2017

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.

Key Takeaways:

  • 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.”

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