EOBR

Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

E-Logging Proposal Sent to DOT; Rule Could Be Issued in November

Mike Roemer for TT

A proposed supplemental rule for electronic logging devices has been sent to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s office and is expected to be published as soon as November.

Transport Topics
June 21, 2013
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

FMCSA Taking Comments in EOBR Survey Regarding Driver Harassment

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has opened a 30-day public comment period on its plans to survey more than 1,000 drivers and motor carriers for input on ways that drivers can potentially be harassed by the use of electronic logging devices.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 29, 2013
Letters to the Editor, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Letters: Brokers & 3PLs, EOBR Mandate

The broker/3PL is filling an unmet need, and that is, they provide simplicity, speed and convenience. It’s not too far-fetched to think that progressive LTL carriers can provide this unmet need, but they first have to understand what the customer wants and how to fulfill it.

April 19, 2013
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

U.S. Rules Spur E-Log Use, According to Fleets, Vendors

Pressure from federal safety regulations and the latest transportation bill is pushing more carriers to make the switch from paper driver logs to electronic logging through in-cab systems, according to fleets and vendors.

January 14, 2013
Letters to the Editor, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Letters: EOBR ‘Opinion,’ CSA Scores, HOS Rules

Both ATA and TCA support mandating devices that simply record hours-of-service status, but they do not support requiring fleets to purchase multifunction fleet management systems, which typically cost far more.

January 11, 2013
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

FMCSA Plans Survey on EOBR Harassment Issue

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to survey trucking to determine how it could prevent driver harassment when it issues a rule mandating electronic onboard recorders.

Transport Topics
December 14, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Letter: Do the Right Thing

Let me understand you correctly: If a driver runs out of time 30 minutes from the yard and is on an electronic onboard recorder, “He either spends the night 20 miles from home or, more likely, breaks the law and comes to the yard anyway.”

September 3, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Letter: Big Brother Is Here

I feel like I’m the only truck operator who believes the feds are trying to control every facet of my life. It’s not just that electronic onboard recorders or EOBRs or whatever you call them are an intrusive invasion into my company and our drivers’ lives.

August 20, 2012
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

ATA Seeks Quick Action on DOT E-Log Mandate

Bill Graves, president of American Trucking Associations, urged the Department of Transportation to quickly begin a rulemaking process that would mandate electronic logging devices on all trucks.

August 20, 2012
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Congressman Vows to Battle EOBR Mandate as ‘Catastrophic’ Burden on Small Businesses

If an amendment to block funding for an electronic onboard recorder mandate does not make it into law, its main sponsor, Rep. Jeff Landry (R-La.), said he is prepared to do whatever he can to stop the federal government from mandating such devices.

July 23, 2012

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