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Todd Dills

Hours, EOBRs: Adapt or fight?

| August 03, 2012
  • jescott418

    The problem with HOS is the variables associated with trucking. Some have regular predictable routes. But most of us are irregular route drivers having to deal with delays,weather conditions and lousy shippers and receivers. All of which we as drivers still are expected to meet a ever increasing demand for “Just in time” freight. Much of the people who make these EOBR rules and HOS regulations have never even driven a large truck or are even familiar with the conditions. They are time managers who try and put a square in a round hole with the least bit knowledge about a complex trucking industry. Will EOBR eventually become mandatory? Yes, Will it help trucking? No.

  • Don Lanier

    it would keep owner-operators and small fleets “in line,” reducing competition

    Assuming that small Owner Operators are not WELL QUALIFIED or SAFE unless they use the EOBR…


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  • JIT

    I’ll say it again, look at who the “Companies” are that advocate EOBR’s. And as for Bray, tuck that tail brother! Tuck it deep so as to provide protection of your nether region because it’s decision making like that which gets us all screwed. Once again O-O’s like Bray are proving the “I’m too weak to fight back” mentality of some Americans!! You’re weak Bray, WEAK!!!

  • Philip Hankins

    Of course Bray says WHEN not IF, He works for the co. capitaliziing on the tech. CAPITALIZING, that’s we truckers need to do in eliminating all these HANGERS ON that disapate our profits…

  • Mind Games

    This is about throwing the driver under the bus, as long as lawyers are on this planet you will never run 100% legal!
    Who do you think wrote the rules?

  • Bob_Hearns

    Supposedly, all this is being done to make the roads safer. Those who keep harassing us would get much better results if they would focus on the 4-wheelers and taught them how to drive around big trucks, seeing as how they are responsible for roughly 80% of car-truck accidents.

  • david webster

    use the EBORs for driver payment have grid pay system based on years driving in north america. The same co. who paid union drivers by the hour in the 1980,s complained when the drivers drove at the speed limit and ended up in overtime now want EBORs but do not want to pay overtime when the drivers can no longer cheat on their logs. the drivers are getting other jobs because of low pay are saying nobody wants to drive truck. They are bringing new drivers from poor counties, after 2 years they are getting other jobs. In Canada the new offshore driver program is called the male nanny program strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.