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FORREST LUCAS JOINS AMERICAN SIKH TRUCK OWNERS IN PROTESTING ELD INSTALLATION

October 24, 2017 08:14 PM

INDIANPOLIS (BALBIR SINGH)

Lucas Oil Products, Inc Founder Forrest Lucas has joined with Sikhs Political Action Committee chairman Gurinder Singh Khalsa, to express concern regarding the Trump Administration decision on installation of Electronic Logging Devices (ELD).

Both Lucas and Khalsa are concerned about the impact of the regulation on the economy. They assert that trucks already deliver goods and products just in time. Delays will be costly to truck related businesses and small businesses will suffer the most adverse impacts of the proposed new law, according to a press release issued today.
"The Sikhs and the truck groups and the coalitions are doing something important," said Forrest Lucas. "They are bringing the problems of the ELD to the American public's attention."

Lucas was pleased to see the cooperation among the Sikhs and other truck groups as they held a press conference in Washington, D.C. on September 27 at the National Press Club to call for a delay to allow a more reasonable approach.

Lucas, a former trucker whose company Lucas Oil Products, Inc, is marketed in more than 40 countries and relies on its company owned fleet of 60 + trucks to deliver its products across the USA, also noted that it is the public who would be harmed by the regulations in the form of slower deliveries and increased costs.

Approximately 150,000 Sikh truck owners joined with the national group of truck drivers, "Black and Blue" October 03-07, 2017 to protest the ELD in Washington, D.C., New York, NY, and Sacramento, Los Angeles, Modesto and Fresno in California.

Electronic Logging Device (ELD): The ELD records data about the trucks' operation including the hours that truckers are on and off duty and must accurately synchronize with a vehicle's engine. The reliability of the devices is questioned because the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has not certified.

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