Tank carriers support EOBR

| April 25, 2011

The National Tank Truck Carriers announced its membership supports mandatory electronic logging devices for documentary compliance with hours-of-service rules.

NTTC said it voted to support the electronic logging mandate last July but withheld making a public announcement pending any related developments in the HOS rulemaking.

“Personally, as a former professional driver myself, I’ve been a strong proponent of in-cab technology for years,” said Steve Rush, NTTC chairman and chief executive officer of New Jersey-based Carbon Express. “Our NTTC membership recognizes that ELDs will allow all carriers to equally police themselves, which can only lead to safer, better operations across the board. ELD technology will also greatly contribute to improved working conditions for our professional drivers, which will be a large factor as capacity tightens and driver recruiting grows more challenging.”

The American Trucking Associations, Truckload Carriers Association and National Private Truck Council also have voiced support for EOBRs, which would become mandatory for interstate haulers that are required to maintain records-of-duty status under a pending Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rulemaking.


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