The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected OOIDA’s lawsuit challenging the federal government’s rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices on most trucks, leaving in place the Dec. 18 deadline for carriers to put them into use.
OOIDA claimed the mandate violated drivers’ Constitutional protections against warrantless searches and seizures and that the rule did not meet Congressional stipulations set for an ELD mandate.
The justices conferred on OOIDA’s appeal Thursday, June 8. Its decision issued today effectively ends OOIDA’s court challenge.
OOIDA brought the lawsuit in March 2016 against the DOT the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. A three judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals heard the case last September, and ruled against the OOIDA. The OOIDA asked for a rehearing by all of the court’s 13 judges, and that appeal was denied.
In April, OOIDA asked the Supreme Court to take up the case,and that was the request that was denied today.
We’re now waiting for rulings from the Ninth and Fifth Circuits on OOIDA’s continuing attempts to ban Mexican trucks from the US. All previous efforts which have resulted in failure, as we expect the latest efforts to fail.
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