The issue of electronic logging devices (ELDs) has been a hot button topic in the trucking industry for the past few years.
Safety advocates say that switching to computer-based logs will reduce semi-truck wrecks by making sure drivers are obeying driving laws and getting enough sleep before hitting the road. But, leaders of the trucking industry claim that ELDs won’t do anything to keep drivers safer.
The federal government is requiring all semis to have an ELD by December 18, 2017, but that hasn’t stopped the trucking industry from pushing back against the new regulation.
Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to the ELD mandate, which was upheld in a lower federal court. According to media report, the decision to decline to hear the case is the end of the road for the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), which brought the challenge.