“We are asking the State Traffic Commission to help ensure that large commercial trucks do not use local roads and neighborhoods as throughways,” said Lisbeth Pettengill, spokesperson for RIDOT.
The OOIDA has opposed the bill and says it unfairly "singles out truckers."
The bill would delay the start of the ELD mandate for one year.
State Rewrites ‘Distracted Driving’ Laws, Can Issue Fines For Changing Songs And Using GPS On Phones
A representative said the bill is "necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety."
Because of the Supreme Court's decision, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling to uphold the mandate will remain.
Its President and COO has also resigned.
It's going to cost truckers -- big time.
The President explained that he consulted with a "friend in the trucking business," who said American highways are in their worst shape in decades.