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Cowboys, Truckers and Us – EPautos – Libertarian Car Talk

Posted by Martin C. Fox on November 21, 2017

Guess who is next.

https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2017/11/17/cowboys-truckers-us/

Cowboys became ranch hands, no longer free to roam.

But at least they aren’t subject to 24-7 recording of their doings  – as truckers soon will be. It will be done via something called an Electronic Logging Device (ELD) which is basically a mobile, in-truck Panopticon – a rig for the rig that sees all and knows all – and narcs all, to the Appropriate Authorities.

It will tell drivers when to stop driving – even if they are just a couple of miles away from their destination. And they must stop. No matter how needless or inconvenient.

If they do not . . .

The ELDs, of course, will not be optional.

They will become mandatory for all new trucks about a month from now – on Dec. 18 – when a new federal fatwa goes into effect.

The ELD mandate – like so many similar mandates in the land of the formerly free – is based on the new American guiding ideas of presumptive guiltcollective dumbing down and collective punishment. It is premised on the archetype of the least-common denominator – and then applied to all, deserved or not…

Be seeing you

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I am not a number. I am a free man!-Number 6

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