ATA Chairman Phil Byrd said undoing this year's hours-of-service rule changes, working on an electronic log mandate, fixing CSA and working to improve driver respect are some key areas ATA will focus on in 2014.
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A rule mandating the use of electronic onboard recorders by truck drivers is expected to be proposed Nov. 18.
The agency says it will do in-depth interviews with carriers to determine “the extent to which could be used by motor carriers or enforcement personnel to harass drivers or monitor drive productivity."
In February 2013, about 35 percent of fleet surveyed said they use electronic logs or electronic onboard recorders in all of their trucks, up from 25 percent from last May.
A new electronic log rule could be proposed by September, said Administrator Anne Ferro Thursday, March 14, at a congressional hearing, testifying to a House subcommittee.
Per a letter from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week to the American Trucking Associations, there will be no delay in hours of service implementation, as requested by ATA in January.
In a letter sent to FMCSA last week, ATA asked the agency to reschedule the date that the new hours of service rule goes into effect.
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