Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association
Contact: Norita Taylor, [email protected]
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For Immediate Release
OOIDA and others unite on reducing regs
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, the nation’s largest organization representing professional and small-business truckers, signed on to a joint letter with 16 other organizations asking for a delay and repeal of a federal mandate for electronic logging devices.
The letter, addressed to Dept. of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, also urges the elimination of a proposed speed limiter rule by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
The joint letter is a response to President Donald Trump’s Executive Order titled “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs.” This Jan. 30 order requires the elimination of two existing regulations for each newly proposed federal rulemaking.
“We believe the elimination of these rules would provide substantial regulatory relief to a wide variety of industries,” said Collin Long, OOIDA director of legislative affairs.
Citing control of regulatory costs, the letter states that the ELD mandate alone is estimated to be a whopping $2 billion, making it one of the most expensive of all federal rulemakings advanced by the Obama administration. FMCSA’s proposed speed limiter rule would add another $845 million in implementation costs to members of the organizations listed.
In the request to eliminate these two rules, the letter points out to Secretary Chao that “of all the regulations your department will consider repealing under the Executive Order, none will have a greater positive impact on American businesses than these two costly and burdensome rules.”
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