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Truckers across the country come together to protest ELDs


Today thousands of truck drivers from all across America took part in protests against the FMCSA’s Electronic Logging Device Mandate.

With the December 18th compliance date only days away, truckers came out in force to ask lawmakers to do something — anything — to stop or even just delay the ELD Mandate. The protests gained national attention from the news media, with dozens of local news stations coming out to talk to drivers and to take photos and videos of the protests. Around 100,000 truck drivers in at least 40 different locations were expected to participate in today’s protest activities.

The drivers’ reasons for taking a stand against ELDs are varied — some say that there will be more tired truckers on the road, while others worry about privacy issues, truck parking problems, the potential for hacking, and the effect that ELDs will have on the overall costs of goods.

Many drivers attending the protests threw their support behind a bill that would delay the ELD Mandate by two years. Drafted by lawmaker Brian Babin, H.R. 3282 has been quietly gaining support but has yet to come to the floor for a vote.

Watch as Babin meets with truckers who support his bill in the video below.

ELD Protests Pop Up Across The U.S.

Here are some scenes from today’s protest activities.

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