electronic onboard recorders

DOT still accepting EOBR, harassment commentary

FMCSA is still seeking public comment related to EOBR and their potential to harass drivers.

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Owner-operators back in the news on EOBRs

The latest is following the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's formal removal of the remedial-directive rule, which would have required carriers with big hours compliance problems to install electronic onboard recorders. After being thrown out by the court last year, FMCSA's finally removed it from the regs. A feature in the Bismarck, N.D., Tribune newspaper over the weekend, however, shows how repeal of the 2010 EOBR rule doesn't mean operators who oppose any mandate for the ...

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Congress starts work to pass highway bill

House-Senate conferees have started work to pass the first multi-year surface transportation reauthorization legislation in seven years.

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Groups press Congress for electronic log mandate

ATA and others continue their march for a national electronic log mandate.

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Could EOBRs solve the detention dilemma?

EOBRs can give owner-operators a powerful tool when dealing with customers and the shipping/receiving facilities relative to detention time. Given that stopped time and location is easily retrievable with the systems, operators now have ready-made documentation to prove detention time to the shipper, beyond just drivers' word.

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Roadside Attractions

Owner-operators have some strong words, an air force vet finds a third life in trucking, a demand for bee hive transport; plus Truck Gauge, Channel 19 and Truck Gallery are featured.

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Owner-operators sound off on recorders, harassment

FMCSA took two hours' worth of testimony at the CVSA meeting in Bellevue, Wash., Thursday.

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ATA, OOIDA square off over EOBR mandate

Bill Graves asked members on the surface transportation bill committee to require motor carriers to use EOBRs.

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Speak out today in EOBR session

If you've not taken the opportunity to tell the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration your thoughts on just how electronic onboard recorders for hours-of-service monitoring are or will be used in the industry, today is your day. For haulers shutting down in late afternoon on the East Coast, the opportunity is particularly good. The agency's listening session on EOBRs and harrassment is taking place live on the West Coast in conjunction with a meeting of law ...

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Operators vent over EOBR

Many drivers expressed disdain for electronic onboard recorders and the intent to mandate them at an FMCSA listening session.

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