Local truckers raise concerns about electronic logs mandate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - People across the country and in Sioux Falls gathered to discuss their concerns about the upcoming Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate and how it could affect truckers.

Under new regulations all trucking companies will be mandated to install and use ELDs to track hours of service. Some truckers say that the use of these devices work well with large trucking businesses, but for smaller businesses some say the new mandate would become a financial burden.

"The majority of the trucking industry is single truck owner operators like myself or small companies, 20 trucks or smaller, and it's just not working," truck driver Kevin Steinchan said.

Rep. Kristi Noem has joined lawmakers from Iowa, Minnesota and North Dakota in signing on as a co-sponsor of a bill that would delay the mandate, which is set to go into effect on December 18.



 
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