EOBR

Editorial, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Editorial: Mandating Logging Devices

Yes, American Trucking Associations is a staunch supporter of the federal mandate requiring electronic logging devices to monitor hours-of-service compliance for the nation’s truck drivers.

July 23, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Letter: The Driver’s Advocate

One of the letters to the editor of your publication written by a safety manager recently did an excellent job of making our point about “harassment” and electronic onboard recorders, or EOBRs.

July 9, 2012
Editorial, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Editorial: Electronic Logs

Highway safety is one of the trucking industry’s top priorities, and we have long supported the industry’s efforts to employ technology in enhancing the safety of our employees’ workplace and the safety of everyone who shares our nation’s highways.

July 9, 2012
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

House Moves to Block Funding for Implementing EOBR Rule

The House approved a bill on June 29 that would block any federal mandate requiring the use of electronic onboard recorders on vehicles, including a regulation included in the highway funding legislation President Obama was expected to sign late last week.

July 9, 2012
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

House Measure Would Block Mandated Use of EOBRs

The House on Friday passed a transportation spending measure that would block rules requiring electronic onboard recorders on trucks.

Timothy Cama | Staff Reporter
June 29, 2012
Perspective, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Opinion: Might as Well Adapt — EOBRs Are Here to Stay

Those in our industry can make whatever excuses they want for not using EOBRs. The bottom line is they haven’t wrapped their minds around how to make money legally. I mean, they might as well be bootlegging whiskey. It’s the same damn thing.

June 4, 2012
Perspective, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Opinion: Safety Compliance Enters the 21st Century

We live in an age of electronic information. Computers, the Internet, iPhones, iPads, GPS . . . all these technological wonders work to make our lives easier, reduce paperwork and give us all more time to do other things.

May 21, 2012
Editorial, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Editorial: Trucking Needs Electronic Logging

After carefully weighing the pros and cons in the sometimes overheated debate over whether the federal government should mandate electronic logging devices in heavy-duty trucks, we unequivocally support a requirement for electronic logging to monitor hours-of-service compliance.

May 21, 2012
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

FMCSA Formally Withdraws EOBR Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has formally withdrawn its regulation that would have mandated electronic onboard recorders for some carriers.

Timothy Cama | Staff Reporter
May 18, 2012
Perspective, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Opinion: Why an EOBR Mandate Is a Bad Idea

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration continues to be dead set on forcing every commercial vehicle in the United States to carry an electronic onboard recorder — better known as an EOBR — despite the device’s hefty price tag and general uselessness as a safety tool.

May 14, 2012

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