ELD Mandate – the growing pains of the recent trucking requirement

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Angry tuckers took to social media with the hashtag #eldorme to proclaim their disapproval of the new congressionally mandated ELD requirement.

 

The trucking industry is filled with well intentioned governmental regulations geared towards ensuring safety on the roads and the recent ELD mandate was no different. However, the sudden increase in usage for ELD providers caused major growing pains and trouble for truckers required by law to use the system.

 

Just hours after the mandate took into effect an ELDs manufactures’ computer server went down which resulted in citations for truckers who could not provide the regulating officer necessary log files. In anticipation for the mandate, trucking companies purchased the necessary logging equipment to install in their vehicles. Despite taking these steps, truckers are being held accountable for the malfunction in software and are speaking up about the situation.