EOBR

The feds’ favorite remedy: Your tax dollars

The annoying part of the logic behind buying EOBRs for Mexican carriers is how it reflects the paternalism and careless spending so rampant in Washington, D.C.

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Pulse

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has won no trucker fans by planning to buy electronic onboard recorders for Mexican trucks.

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EOBR, drug testing bills offered

Bills would mandate electronic on-board recorders and prevent CDL holders from continuing to drive trucks or buses after failing alcohol or drug tests.

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FMCSA opens comment period on EOBR

FMCSA will continue to accept and consider comments on all issues within the scope of the proposed electronic recorder rule.

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Our EOBR gifts to Mexican carriers

One of the curious aspects of the current cross-border trucking plan is the U.S. paying for Mexican trucks to be equipped with electronic onboard recorders.

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A “corporate mouthpiece” responds

A few readers have taken me to task for my March editorial. I had argued that the proposed mandate for electronic onboard recorders could eventually put pressure to raise pay.

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Mobile communication system

Enhancements were made to its TruckPC mobile communication system, a fully compliant electronic on-board recorder.

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Mobile computing system

ALK Technologies’ CoPilot Truck on-board GPS navigation solution will be the standard navigation application.

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EOBR comment period extended to May 23

At the request of outside groups, the FMCSA has extended the comment period by 45 days to May 23.

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U.S. will pay for EOBR on Mexican trucks

The EOBR with GPS will aid in monitoring Mexican carriers, but the agency must consistently monitor these EOBR devices, the agency said.

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