American Sikh drivers lining up their trucks at I-465 against ELDs
Posted on Wednesday, October 11 @ 10:27:00 EDT by admin
HYDERABAD: Over 300 Sikh truck drivers have returned to Indiana from
Washington DC and are forming a truck line on Interstate 465 to call
attention to a directive from Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
that poses not only economic threat, but added highway safety threats.
These devices can be easily hacked into, is their contention.
This rule will take effect on December 18, 2017, and will require
Electronic Logging Devices(ELD) in almost all commercial trucks. The
devices will mean not only higher costs on the American consumers but
present new and not well-understood threats to highway safety, according
to SikhPAC founder and president Gurinder Singh Khalsa.
Indianapolis-based Sikhs Political Action Committee seeks to delay the rule until it can be presented in a more workable fashion.
The Sikh truck drivers went to Washington DC as part of a broad-based national effort and a coalition to inform President Donald Trump and the American consumers of the threat from electronic logging devices.
Their concern is the same as the other members of the coalition and
groups against the ELD. The concern is that practices for this new
technology vary between manufacturers and FMCSA has not approved
They seek delay in implementation of the ELD mandate so that truckers
across the United States understand the law and can follow it
accurately, responsibly and with little trouble. As it stands now, the
confusion over the mandate and which devices will comply is unfair to
the trucking industry and individual small businessmen who own their
The impact of regulation on the consumer economy may be devastating.
Trucks deliver the goods and products just in time. Delays will be
costly to businesses, and small business will suffer the adverse impacts
Source of article click here : The Times of India