ELD Mandate Upheld in US Court of Appeals October 31, 2016

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In September, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) argued their case against the Department of Transportation to have the ELD Mandate overturned. Their argument was based on the following five points1:

  1. ELDs will not record enough information automatically because of the need for human involvement in the process
  2. The rule fails to protect drivers from harassment because the term “driver harassment” is not sufficiently defined
  3. The rule’s benefits will not outweigh its costs because the analysis performed by the FMCSA was flawed
  4. The rule fails to protect the confidentiality of personal data collected by ELDs
  5. The rule violates the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures

On October 31, 2016 the United States Court of Appeals voted unanimously to uphold the ELD Mandate. They argued against each of the above points, disagreeing that it violates the fourth Amendment.

The significance of this decision is that the ELD Mandate is here to stay without additional delays or revisions in the US and likely Canada as well.

Contact our knowledgeable Shaw Tracking team to help ensure you are prepared at 1-800-478-9511.

1Beatty, Christian. “ELD Mandate Upheld in OOIDA Court Case.” ELD Facts.com. Omnitracs, 1 Nov. 2016. Web. 14 Nov. 2016.