Mandatory ELD For Mercer...AGAIN!

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  1. JimmyWells

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    It seems Mercer is once again changing their truck requirements. Truck must be able to run an ELD. My first choice has now been officially removed from the list. I won't be forced into an ELD situation. Way to go Mercer. It's not even law yet. I guess I'll be looking around some more or just wait a little longer and get my own numbers.
     
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    I'm surprised it took them this long, Landstar has had them for years and a lot off other companies as well.
     
  4. JimmyWells

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    I'm surprised anyone is doing it at all. Especially when it isn't even a law. Also, even if it was a law what does it matter to set the truck requirements? If it's an actual law the requirements would not be needed. Seems like a moot point. What will they do if the OOIDA gets the law repealed again?
     
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    If all drivers o/o and company drivers would refuse to use them what would happen?
    Would we force them to take them out? If frieght stops moving then so does the economy.
    I guess I have till 2017 to get it straight, park my truck and go on welfare.
     
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    They aren't changing their truck requirements, it's been mandatory, all incoming contractors must have ELD for a couple of years. As of July 1st, 2016 ALL trucks in the fleet must have them, with a handful of exceptions for guys with mechanical engines....at least as long as they don't get a log violation.
     
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    A friend of mind runs his on a tablet.
     
  8. JimmyWells

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    Up until a couple of weeks ago their website made it very clear there were zero truck restrictions. NOW, they have redone their site and there are NO requirements listed at all. I had to call in to the information from them directly. It took several phone calls and being out on hold every single time for as long as 25 minutes per call. During that call I was told truck must be electronic. I said so you guys are forcing ELDs? He said, "yes".
     
  9. JimmyWells

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    I don't care what they can run on. I won't do it!
     
  10. Antinomian

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    Those ######## at the DOT are planning to introduce an approved list of ELD devices so drivers won't be able to do that anymore.
     
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  11. JimmyWells

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    Exactly! It won't stop here. It will continue on until it's so controlled beyond recognition. In all of American history all Fed law and regulations only encroach on freedoms. They never regress.
     
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