Toll Free 866-606-7862
Peoria 309-740-9092
Springfield 217-340-0036
Bloomington 309-226-4427
Decatur 217-877-6602
Strong Law Offices

ELD mandate cannot be enforced in some states

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in August 2017 to take action against states that had not brought their laws current to include updated safety regulations. Commercial truck drivers in Illinois may be interested to know that the mandate to have an electronic logging device is still not being enforced in some states because they are unable to do so legally.

Arizona is included in the number of states that do not neatly fit into the enforcement categories included in the enforcement map for the electronic logging device early period. A law enforcement official from the state stated that the drafting of the federal electronic logging device regulation pertaining to interstate truckers in to the state legal code was still in process. As a result, the state's highway patrol and the rest of the Arizona Department of Public Safety is not able to legally issue tickets or citations.

The OOIDA asserts that states are required to adopt amendments to FMCSA regulations into state law before they can be enforced. The petition the organization submitted was drafted with particular regard to the final rule for the ELD mandate and highlighted the 26 states that had yet to implement it. In turn, states are objecting to the OOIDA claim that the ELD mandate cannot be enforced without being incorporated into state law. The FMCSA has not yet released a formal answer to the OOIDA petition.

Individuals who sustain injuries in big rig accidents caused by truck driver fatigue may have legal recourse. A personal injury attorney may pursue financial compensation on behalf of injured clients for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages or permanent disability. Multiple parties may be held liable, including the truck driver and the company at which the driver is employed.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Contact Strong Law

Contact our lawyers at 866-606-7862 to schedule a free initial consultation in our Peoria, Bloomington, Springfield or Decatur offices. We are also available to meet at your home or at the hospital by request.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Ready to Help, Dedicated to Your Recovery

We stand ready to help you find the resources you need to recover so that you can live your life to the fullest.

3100 North Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL 61603

Toll Free: 866-606-7862
Phone: 309-740-9092
Peoria Law Office Map

211 North Veterans Parkway
Bloomington, IL 61704

Phone: 309-226-4427
Bloomington Law Office Map

2882 North Dinneen
Decatur, IL 62526

Phone: 217-877-6602
Map & Directions

913 South Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62702

Phone: 217-340-0036
Springfield Law Office Map

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters.