Last month, the FMCSA released a new proposed regulation for public comment. The proposal is for a electronic ID system that would place a transponder in every interstate commercial motor vehicle that would transmit a unique electronic ID number. This number would allow police to remotely track every single commercial vehicle and its contents. The government claims that there are no “credible” privacy concerns for carriers and drivers.

The proposed regulation takes effect in early December.

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Matthew · October 10, 2022 at 7:48 am

Great, so now a division of the DOT will have its own sub-agency. And this group will be administered by lefty bureaucrats and staffed by thousands of new Federal “workers” (pencil pushers) doing lots and lots of pretty much nothing and doing a poor job of that to boot. And lawyers, great steaming heaps of lawyers who (most likely) couldn’t litigate their way out of a wet paper bag. All these idiots just about unemployable in the private sector will now wield the full power of the Federal Government. Naturally they will need a large, tech-heavy building with giant antenna and all the usual utilities, a big parking area, a nice lobby, security systems, phone systems, IT systems, conference rooms, offices, cubicle areas, break rooms, carpeting, art on the walls, etc., etc., ad infinitum. Then all those thousands of employees will need salaries, health insurance, disability insurance, 401k plans and all the usual benefits. And diversity, diversity and inclusion in bunches. The net outcome will, of course, be yet another black hole of Federal spending and corruption that in the end just makes freight hauling (and thus, everything that moves by truck) more expensive.

Do I have that about right? Yeah, we’re doomed.

    Jonesy · October 10, 2022 at 3:04 pm

    Don’t forget they will need their own law enforcement detail, complete with SWAT teams and arrest powers

Steve · October 10, 2022 at 8:16 am

How long before that is mandated for automobiles?

    AC47Spooky · October 10, 2022 at 3:17 pm

    I venture to guess maybe not long at all. The transponder will be incorporated into the vehicle lisence tag. That’s got to be in the works already – perhaps for a while although there would never be mention of it. I’m quite sure it will be described as a “safety” measure for motorists.

Jonathan · October 10, 2022 at 11:17 am

Don’t forget that this rule covers most delivery trucks, so they’ll know when you get deliveriess (assuming they don’t already).
I bet there will be non-compliance by small companies, and then we’ll see tickets and lawsuits over this…

Bear Claw · October 11, 2022 at 10:06 am

Think I’ll keep my vehicle, drop a new engine in it when the time comes if need be.

Gorn · October 11, 2022 at 3:53 pm

Don’t worry; the more technology used against us, the more ways there are to throw a wrench into the works.
Unintended consequences are there; we simply need to find and circumvent them.
Sometimes that takes a little thinking outside the box.

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