Mobile communications technology stands to transform the way truck inspections take place, with big implications for the CSA program and owner-operator businesses.
Fleet reps Allen Lowry of Central Refrigerated and Vincent Dinino Jr. provided a window on fleets' real-world perspectives relatives to areas of contention around electronic onboard recorders for hours compliance.
FMCSA is gathering electronic onboard recorder data for analysis as it nears March 20, the agency’s projected publication date for the rulemaking.
Congress directed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to mandate electronic onboard recorders.
In a hearing before the Small Business Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this week whose title was a markedly direct question -- "Is FMCSA's CSA program driving small businesses off the road?" ...
These problems are among many noted by frequent Overdrive commenter E.F. McHenry as Congress considered an EOBR mandate ultimately included in the MAP-21 highway bill.
If passed as drafted, MAP-21 would mandate EOBRs for virtually all interstate carriers and raise brokers' minimum surety requirements to $100,000.
FMCSA nixes EOBR mandate, states looking for trucking options, U.S. trucker jailed in Mexico
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