House Representative Kevin Cramer of North Dakota introduced legislation “to require the Secretary of Transportation to conduct a study about the impact of electronic logging devices and report the findings to Congress.”
H.R. 6159 was introduced on June 20 and would require the Secretary of Transportation to “conduct a study to determine how many “employees” (as defined by section 31132 of title 49, United States Code) who must comply with the electronic logging device requirements have ceased being operators of a “commercial motor vehicle” as a result of such requirements; and” report the findings to several Congressional committees. The study would have to be completed within 180 days after enactment.
In a Facebook post, Rep. Cramer said “I introduced H.R. 6159 to require the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct a study about how many of our great truckers have quit their jobs due to the #ELD requirements. The hard working men and women who drive trucks are the lifeblood of our economy. Let’s support our truckers, not burden them.”