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Kansas Truck Drivers Protest New Law Requiring Tracking Devices in Trucks

Kansas truckers rallied together Monday to protest laws requiring tracking devices in their trucks.

Government regulations are now requiring electronic logging devices or ELDs in big rigs.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says they’ll make roads safer by getting exhausted drivers off the road.

But truck drivers are not happy because the device only logs the time they are moving and can cut into their pay especially if they are waiting on loading and unloading. The ELDs also have unsecured GPS tracking which truckers say can make them vulnerable to thieves.

“We are over 100,000 drivers strong on this and we are willing to stand up, take time out of our day and say, ‘No, we’re not going to do this.’ Enough is enough,” said Cindy Marshall.

Marshall says that Kansas truck drivers are prepared to go on strike when the law goes into affect in about two weeks.

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