Organizations join forces to seek delay of ELD mandate

A diverse coalition of organizations and a major business have joined forces to oppose the federal government’s mandated installation of electronic logging devices.

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association last week announced the formation of a coalition to back a two-year delay of the Dec. 18 ELD mandate compliance deadline. The coalition supports a bill introduced in the U.S. House earlier this year by Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) that would delay the ELD mandate’s adoption deadline to December 2019.

The new coalition includes industry trade groups representing agriculture, petroleum, utility contractors, and other interests — groups OOIDA says would “be negatively impacted by the mandate.”

The sole business in the coalition is Lucas Oil Products.

The coalition includes:

  • Agricultural Retailers Association
  • American Pipeline Contractors Association
  • American Pyrotechnics Association
  • Associated Equipment Distributors
  • Distribution Contractors Association
  • Livestock Exporters Association of the USA
  • Lucas Oil Products
  • Mid-West Truckers Association
  • National Association of Chemical Distributors
  • National Association of Small Trucking Companies
  • National Aquaculture Association
  • National Corn Growers Association
  • National Cotton Council
  • National Electrical Contractors Association
  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • National Grain and Feed Association
  • National Ground Water Association
  • National Hay Association
  • National Motorists Association
  • National Precast Concrete Association
  • National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
  • National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
  • New England Fuel Institute
  • North American Wood Pole Council
  • Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association
  • Petroleum Marketers Association of America
  • Power & Communication Contractors Association
  • Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
  • SikhsPAC
  • Southern Pressure Treaters’ Association
  • United States Cattlemen’s Association