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Truck drivers circle Capitol, honk during protest

MADISON, Wis. - Truckers are protesting a federal mandate they say will be expensive and create a safety risk for them.

Earlier Monday, truckers drove around the Capitol to protest a new law that will require all truckers to have electronic logging devices, or ELDs, installed in their vehicles.

The devices would log truckers’ daily driving hours.

The government aims for ELDs to help enforce current law allowing truckers to only drive 11 hours in a 14-hour period before taking a 10-hour break before driving again.    

The goal is to prevent serious crashes caused by fatigue.


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