The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA)’s last stand to try and repeal the ELD mandate has been denied by the U.S. Supreme Court for good.
In previous news, OOIDA had lost their case when the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled in favor of keeping the ELD mandate in effect for the December 17th, 2017 deadline. The court had decided that OOIDA’s argument, which stated drivers would not be sufficiently protected against unlawful search and seizure, did not violate truckers’ 4th amendment rights.
Other Reasons Why the ELD Mandate Appeal Would Have Failed
Since the Seventh Circuit Court is just one level below the U.S. Supreme Court, the likelihood of OOIDA’s case against the ELD mandate being appealed was unlikely to begin with. The Supreme Court, on average, receives around 8,000 requests per year and only hears around 70-80 of them. In the event a case IS petitioned, a decision is usually not made until a year later anyways.
OOIDA has publicly expressed their dissatisfaction, stating they are “extremely disappointed that the Supreme Court does not see the merit in reviewing our case with so many questions about its constitutionality.”
Despite their persistence, it is now safe to say OOIDA’s attempt to revoke the ELD mandate has come to a grinding halt. So what now?
Less than 6 Months Left to Become ELD Compliant
It is no secret that a majority of fleet managers out there have been indecisive about implementing an e log solution certified by the FMCSA into their fleet. But the Supreme Court refusing to hear OOIDA’s case makes things loud and clear — the ELD mandate is here to stay.
While we can help you get your fleet ELD compliant fast, it’s important to note that there will be a training period for your drivers to get accustomed to our paperless logs, so the sooner you get set up before the ELD mandate deadline (Dec. 17th, 2017), the better.
What Our E-Log Solution Offers
Our ELD mandate solutions let your truckers clock in and out with ease, alert you to potential rule violations and make routine audits by highway patrolmen a painless process.
Some features of our ELD solutions include:
DVIR System: Record and send Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports
HOS Violation Alerts: Receive text / email alerts when a driver fails an inspection
In-Motion Safety: E log display will grey out when the vehicle is in motion
Vehicle Diagnostics: Monitor the health of your vehicle with our advanced diagnostics tool
IFTA / Tax Reporting: Keep track of and generato IFTA-compliant reports
GPS Reporting Features: Monitor your driver’s location, speed, ignition on / off and driving behaviors
Save Money with Fleet Trax’s E Log Solutions
Avoiding fines associated with the ELD mandate in combination with maximizing the efficiency of your fleet through our advanced reporting features can annually save you over $100,000 in unnecessary expenses.
Call us today at (855) 988-5544 or fill out the form below to get a free demo of our systems and learn how you can become eld compliant with a system certified by the fmcsa fast and boost your fleet’s productivity with our NO CONTRACT gps tracking today!