ELD Mandate


Important Notice Regarding the  ELD Mandate

ELD Mandate – New Comment Period Opened by FMCSA.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has opened a comment period regarding an exemption request for small businesses.  We encourage everyone the ELD Mandate will impact to take advantage of this opportunity to voice their concerns.

The comment period was opened due to an exemption request submitted to the FMCSA by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA).  The OOIDA is seeking a five-year exemption for the compliance with the ELD mandate for small trucking companies.  This exemption would apply to small businesses that show less than $27.5 million in yearly revenue.  According to the information on the FMCSA website, the OOIDA asserts that this exemption, “…would allow small business motor carriers to maintain their current practices that have resulted in a proven safety record.   The term of the requested exemption, if granted, is for five years, subject to renewal upon application.”

The OOIDA is one group of a long list that have spoken out against the ELD Mandate.  We have compiled a list of the variety of groups, lawmakers and public officials that have voiced their concerns and sent letters.  That list can be found on our website here (bottom of the article):  http://protecttheharvest.com/2017/12/11/giant-step-back-animal-welfare-eld-mandate/

For information about the ELD Mandate and how it will impact the Horse Industry:  http://protecttheharvest.com/2017/11/29/eld-mandate-will-impact-the-horse-industry/

Link to comment section on the FMCSA website: https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=FMCSA-2017-0356-0002

The comment period ends on February 1st, 2018.

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    • I don’t understand that just because we own horses and use them for business purposes why we would be required to be involved with this ELD nonsense. It’s a hobby and if the Government needs money they need to find it somewhere else besides the poor people.

      Cecil McConathy
      January 8, 2018, @ 5:28 am Reply
    • The whole eld mandate is ridiculous.Ive never seen a rodeo rig piled up in the median due to not having a log book. But I have seen a few tangled up and run off the road by the mega carrier eld supporters. I guess maverick and Werner want to level the field and start hauling our ropin horses for us.We can thank Obama and his wacko buddy’s for this as well.How bout the police run a eld and have to sleep 10 in their government revenue collecting machine. Government is out of control, guess they forget that they work for us!!!

      January 17, 2018, @ 8:17 pm Reply
    • think about this…the last administration which was a “minority” race, enacted a law that will only affect primarily whites. SOme of my best friends are minorities and I do not think of them as minority friends, just friends…so do not think I am racist. The DOT mandates that were enacted in 2012 that are now being enforced, primarily adversely affect the agricultural and livestock industry (race cars also) which are demographically primarily white people. How much unrest do you believe there would be if this mandate primarily affected minorities?

      Carla Peacock
      January 20, 2018, @ 10:05 pm Reply

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