Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

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Contact: Norita Taylor, norita_taylor@ooida.com
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For Immediate Release

Truckers thank Congress for supporting exemption to electronic logging mandate

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, the nation’s only organization representing professional and small-business truckers, thanks U.S. Reps. Brian Babin (R-TX-36) and Steve King (R-IA-04), along with 23 other members of Congress, for a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration asking them to support the pending application for an exemption from the electronic logging device, ELD, mandate for small trucking businesses with exemplary safety records.

“We thank the representatives, especially Congressmen Babin and King, for recognizing that small-business truckers that have already proven their ability to operate safely should not be subject to purchasing costly, unproven and uncertified devices,” said Todd Spencer, acting president and CEO of OOIDA.

OOIDA has requested at least a 5-year exemption for motor carriers classified as small businesses according to the Small Business Administration and with a proven safety history with no attributable at-fault crashes, and who do not have a Carrier Safety Rating of “Unsatisfactory.”

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