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PORTAGE (WKOW) Truck drivers are upset over a new mandate that requires their every move be tracked. Some are comparing the Electronic Logging Device to an ankle monitor for criminals.”They don’t want you to stop and take a nap,” said Brad Christianson “They just want you to go, go, go. You could be half an hour from home, but you’ll have to stop for a 10 hour break that makes absolutely no sense at all.”The devices tell truck drivers when they need to stop for breaks. Even if they’re not tired. Even if they don’t, they would be breaking the law. Some drivers say it will make drivers try to beat the clock. The devices are expensive,
compared to keeping track of time with pen and paper. Owner Operators will have to pay for them out of their own pockets.”There is a recurring monthly cost from $20 $50 per truck. There’s 350,000 truck drivers in this country. It’s going to cost a lot more money that what it’s going to save,” said Michael Bembenek.The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says the devices will save trucking companies $1.6 Billion per year by eliminating paperwork costs and increasing fuel efficiency. The mandate is set to go in to effect on December 18.A number of the drivers brought more attention to the issue. They drove their big rigs to the State Capitol in Madison, in hopes of getting some support from state lawmakers.Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>Beloit PD seek Woodman’s hit and run suspectBeloit PD seek Woodman’s hit and run suspectBeloit Police are trying to identify a suspect in a hit and run that happened Saturday around 3:00 in the afternoon.Beloit Police are trying to identify a suspect in a hit and run that happened Saturday around 3:00 in the afternoon.Madison Police clock a car going 120+ mph on the BeltlineMadison Police clock a car going 120+ mph on the BeltlineCourtesy: Madison Police Dept.Courtesy: Madison Police Dept.Madison Police say a car was going more than 120mph on the Beltline early Saturday morning.Madison Police say a car was going more than 120mph on the Beltline early Saturday morning.One dead, three hospitalized after Cross Plains crashOne dead, three hospitalized after Cross Plains crashDane County officials say the driver of a Ford Taurus died Friday afternoon after his car collided with a Toyota Prius near Cross Plains.Dane County officials say the driver of a Ford Taurus died Friday afternoon after his car collided with a Toyota Prius near Cross Plains.