Groups appeal to Chao to kill two regulations

Updated Mar 28, 2017

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.

Electronic logging devices are required in most heavy-duty come December

“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:

  • Agricultural Retailers Association
  • American Farm Bureau Federation
  • Lucas Oil Products
  • National Association of Small Trucking Companies
  • National Cotton Council
  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • National Grain and Feed Association
  • National Ground Water Association
  • National Hay Association
  • National Motorists Association
  • National Oilseed Processors Association
  • National Pork Producers Council
  • National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
  • National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
  • New England Fuel Institute
  • Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association
  • Petroleum Marketers Association of America