Owner-Operator Independent Association, Inc v. U.S. Department of Transportation
On November 8, 2016, the United States Court of Appeal for the Seventh Circuit issued an opinion in Owner-Operator Independent Association, Inc v. U.S. Department of Transportation. In 2012, Congress directed the Department of Transportation to issue regulations to require most interstate commercial motor vehicles to install electronic logging devices (ELDs). ELDs are linked to vehicle engines and automatically record data relevant to the hours of service regulations: whether the engine is running, the time, and the vehicle's approximate location. The devices are intended to improve drivers' compliance with the regulations, to decrease paperwork, and ultimately to reduce the number of fatigue-related accidents. The petitioners challenged the lawfulness of the statute and regulatory scheme on numerous grounds. The Seventh Circuit ruled in favor of the U.S. DOT.
CDL Data Exchange Working Group
In March of 2015, NCSC conducted a webinar with the CDL Data Exchange Working Group to familiarize members with the content of the Court2SDLA Disposition Reporting Service Specification Package (SSP). A few comments on the SSP were submitted during a one month comment period that ended April 30, 2015. NCSC values the input received and thanks those that submitted comments. Two comments received concerned the proposed name of the SSP and a few comments concerned technical aspects of the SSP. The current Court2SDLA Working Draft is posted to the Commercial Driving Resource Center and can be downloaded here. NCSC hopes to test the Court2SDLA SSP Working Draft in a few states with the first pilot potentially starting in the summer months of 2015.
NCSC extends its appreciation to members of the Working Group for their continuing help with the project. In particular, NCSC thanks Working Group state teams from Iowa, Nebraska, and Nevada who shared their expertise with NCSC's GRA-NIEM contractor, Aaron Gorrell. Working Group Members and their respective organizations are listed under States.
Introduction to the Court2SDLA Disposition Reporting Specification
In March of 2015, NCSC conducted a webinar with Working Group members to provide them with an overview of the Court2SDLA SSP Working Draft. Persons interested in the viewing that introductory webinar may view it here, or alternatively read the Court2SDLA Disposition Reporting Service Description in a PDF file.
Court2SDLA Disposition Reporting Service Specification Package
Members of the CDL Data Exchange Working Group and other persons interested in reviewing the Court2SDLA SSP artifacts may download the entire service specification package in a zip file.