Bill Graves asked members on the surface transportation bill committee to require motor carriers to use EOBRs.
FMCSA announced it will hold a listening session April 26, in Bellevue, Wash., to gather public commentary on EOBRs and driver harassment.
A federal court has denied OOIDA's request that it order the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to not encourage EOBR use.
Owner-operator Greg Petit gave federal regulators a mouthful Friday morning during a hearing to get input on electronic onboard recorders.
Driver survey indicated enforcement officers make poor use of EOBR data, but carriers utilize the devices effectively to harass drivers.
ATA filed an amicus brief Feb. 24 with the U.S. Court of Appeals in support of using electronic onboard recorders.
OOIDA had filed suit to stop agency from authorizing recorders over driver harassment issue.
The FMCSA has scheduled a listening session for the trucking show in Louisville, Ky., in March.
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