Electronic On-Board Recorders
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Safety Advocates, Trucking Associations and Labor Join Together
Safety Advocates, Trucking Associations and Labor Join Together to Urge Congress to Keep Electronic On-Board Recorders (EOBRs) Provision in Conference Report on the Surface Transportation Authorization Bill
May 7, 2012; Leading safety groups, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and national trucking associations support the Electronic On-Board Recorders (EOBR) provision in the bipartisan surface transportation bill passed on March 14, 2012 by the U.S. Senate (section 32301 of S. 1813, MAP-21). This is the first time so many diverse organizations representing consumer, health and safety advocates, professional truck drivers and motor carrier companies have joined forces in support of a truck safety issue proposed in federal legislation. The measure directs U.S. DOT to require the use of EOBRs to assure compliance with hours-of-service (HOS) driving time limits for truck drivers. Enactment of this provision would implement a key safety recommendation of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). A letter signed by these organizations was sent to conferees on H.R. 4348 today, prior to the first conference meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 8. (See letter below)
Statement of Truck Safety Coalition on Electronic On-Board Recorders (EOBRs) for Long-Haul Trucks Proposed Rule
Arlington, VA (February 1, 2011): The Truck Safety Coalition (TSC) supports the proposed rule issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requiring that within three years long-haul commercial vehicles, trucks and buses, be equipped with Electronic On-Board Recorders (EOBRs). The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have repeatedly cited driver fatigue as a major factor in truck crash causation. EOBRs which objectively document driving time and on-duty status will help reduce driver fatigue, eliminate fraudulent paper log books, and improve hours of service (HOS) rules enforcement.
Senator Feinstein's LetterCBS2 (
HEADLINE: Sen. Feinstein Calls For Trucking Industry Reform
Pat Harvey Reporting
(CBS) Senator Dianne Feinstein, like thousands of CBS 2 and KCAL 9 viewers, was incredibly moved by Pat Harvey's exclusive report about the Coble family tragedy and their efforts to help reform the trucking industry.
In a letter to John H. Hill, Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Senator Feinstein Thursday highlighted the risk of long-distance truck driver fatigue and requested information about current efforts to address this growing problem.