electronic onboard recorders

FMCSA proposes to mandate onboard recorders

All interstate commercial truck and bus carriers that use logbooks would have to use electronic onboard recorders under a proposed regulation.

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Curtain falls on new scale house inspection technology, opens on EOBRs

I just finished a visit with Lieutenant James A. McKenzie and troopers at the Greene County, Tenn., scales on I-81, where  among other events I had the perhaps unfortunate occasion to witness an oversize hauler being put out of service due to a brake inefficiency. But perhaps more interestingly, today is the day, McKenzie said, that the pilot program the scale house is conducting to test new wireless roadside inspection (WRI) technology officially ends. It's ...

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Agency amends EOBR rules

Changes were made to several of the performance standards in the “Electronic Onboard Recorders for Hours of Service Compliance” final rule.

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ATA exec praises CSA 2010

Rob Abbott speculated hours of service changes could include reduction in driving time, mandatory rest breaks and nighttime restrictions.

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ATA chairman: Trucking looking up

Tightening of capacity along with stronger consumer confidence has Tommy Hodges more optimistic for the short-term.

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News flash: Owner-operator likes electronic logs

Jeffersonville, Ind.-based owner-operator Perry Famularo says he "was one of those guys who said, 'If you make me go to electronic logs, I’m out of here.'" Leased to Dart Transit, though, he was presented with the opportunity a couple years ago to try out one of the PeopleNet eLogs units the mostly owner-operator carrier was beginning to test and offer its contractors. As Famularo tells it, "Dart asked me would I want to experiment with one. I said, 'Well sure, I’m willing to ...

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ATA seeks to delay agency documents policy

The association asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to stay its new policy on supporting documents.

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Hours rule proposal advanced

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sent its proposed hours-of-service rule to the Secretary of Transportation.

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Webinar: Driver shortage could persist

A driver shortage is emerging but several factors are working against meeting the demand for drivers.

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OOIDA to challenge onboard recorder rule

They are contesting rule that carriers with a 10 percent or greater non-compliance with hours regulations will face mandated use of EOBRs.

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