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US Supreme Court rejects ELD lawsuit

The US Supreme Court has decided to reject a hearing on the lawsuit against the US Department of Transportation’s ELD (electronic logging device) mandate.

The OOIDA (Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association) took its challenge to the mandate to the Court after it was denied by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on 31 October 2016.

The Supreme Court decision on 12 June 2017 ends the court challenge by the OOIDA.

The ELD mandate, which requires 4 million interstate commercial vehicles to implement ELD devices, remains fully intact with a compliance date of 18 December 2017.

“We expect to see continued growth in interest from carriers, as this decision removes any uncertainty around the future of ELDs,” Steven Newman, CEO of EROAD, said. “Fleets have been deferring their ELD decision based on OOIDA’s legal challenge. The industry as a whole now has less than six months to prepare for ELD compliance.”

EROAD’s ELD, which launched in March this year, is currently undergoing independent verification by PIT Group, an expert in third party transportation engineering and testing. Results of the verification process are expected later this month.

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