Lawmaker introduces bill to fix Hours of Service

The lawmaker who wrote a bill that would delay the ELD Mandate by two years has shared a news report to help raise awareness about how ELDs will impact trucking.

On October 31, Rep. Brian Babin shared a news report from Arkansas station THV11 on Facebook. Here’s what he wrote in his post:

We need to help America’s independent truckers, farmers and small businesses by passing my bill (H.R. 3282) to delay the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, which is set to go into effect Dec. 18th, 2017. If trucking companies want to use an ELD, they should go right ahead. But for those who don’t want the burden, expense and uncertainty of putting one of these devices into every truck they own just six weeks from now, we can and should offer relief!

H.R. 3282 continues to gain quiet support on Capitol Hill. In late July, the bill had only 21 co-sponsors. By late August, that number had risen to 43. Today, the number of co-sponsors has increased to 62. You can click here to see which lawmakers support H.R. 3282.