Seventeen diverse organizations joined together to ask the federal government to repeal one trucking-related rule due to take effect in December and to kill another proposed regulation.
The groups sent a letter to Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Tuesday, March 21, asking her to delay and repeal the electronic logging devices mandate, and eliminate the agency’s proposed speed limiter rule.
“We believe the elimination of these rules would provide substantial regulatory relief to a wide variety of industries,” said Collin Long, director of legislative affairs for the Owner Operators Independent drivers Association.
The letter said the ELD mandate alone is estimated to cost $2 billion, and the proposed speed limiter rule will add another $845 million in implementation costs.
Signing the letter were: