On June 12, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will not hear the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s (OOIDA) appeal to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) ELD mandate.
The decision by the Supreme Court has effectively nullified what is considered the last remaining major challenge to the ruling. Many who opposed the ruling viewed OOIDA’s legal challenge as their best chance at having the rule overturned. Now that the Supreme Court has declined to hear OOIDA’s appeal, last year’s decision by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of the ELD mandate will remain in effect.
In a meeting with ELD manufacturers on May 9, the FMCSA reiterated its commitment to the December 18, 2017 deadline, despite concerns that the agency’s own IT systems may not be fully functional by then. During the meeting, representatives from the FMCSA explained that the ruling will go ahead, even if the agency’s IT systems are not fully ready.
For more information and resources on the ELD Mandate, please visit our webpage below: Are You Ready? The Time Is Now – Actual Implementation of ELDs
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