Tag Archives: EOBR

Market Making Its Own Push for Standardizing EOBRs

While lawmakers and trucking industry officials continue to squabble over legislation that would mandate truck drivers’ use of electronic on-board recording devices, truck manufacturers are implementing advances in technology and taking matters into their own hands. Most recently, Volvo unveiled … Continue reading

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High-Tech Tools Shed Light on Truck Accident Details

I am always a proponent of having access to as much information as possible, particularly as that information concerns the cause of a truck accident. In recent years, we’ve seen the advent of high-tech tools such as truck-mounted video cameras … Continue reading

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EOBR Saga Hits Another Snag in the US House

The debate over a governmental mandate calling for all commercial trucks to be equipped with Electronic On-Board Recorders ran into another obstacle recently when the House of Representatives approved a bill that would block funding for any such measure. The … Continue reading

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EOBR Rule Delayed; FMCSA Pushes Change to 2012 or 2013

A final rule on mandates that would require interstate trucks to be equipped with electronic onboard recorders will not be issued until late this year or early 2013. According to a report by Transport Topics, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration … Continue reading

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Court Nixes FMCSA’s EOBR Rule

It’s back to the drawing board for the FMCSA’s proposed rule on EOBRs. On Friday, a federal appeals court vacated the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s 2010 rule requiring repeat hours-of-service-rule violators to use electronic onboard recorders. Saying the proposed … Continue reading

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New EOBR Technology from Rand McNally helps Truck Companies

As a truck accident lawyer, I know that safety regulations don’t translate into saved lives unless the regulations are enforced. In particular, the argument over whether it is safe for drivers to drive 10 hours versus 11 is meaningless if … Continue reading

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Bipartisan Bill to Require EOBRs in Trucks

What better way to reduce truck accidents than by strictly enforcing Hours of Service rules with electronic on-board recording devices (EOBRs)? This truck accident attorney is pleased by newly proposed bipartisan legislation that calls for universal installation of EOBRs in … Continue reading

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Efficiency vs. Safety in Truck Driving Hours-of-Service Regulation

In my work as a truck accident attorney, I have handled many cases involving trucking accidents caused by driver fatigue and violations of Hours-of-Service laws. Would changing the rules regarding the length of truckers’ workdays and work weeks mean fewer … Continue reading

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FMCSA Moves Closer to Publishing Pair of Key Trucking Safety Regulations

Last Thursday the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB)  approved a proposed rule by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that would require the use of electronic onboard recorders or EOBRs by certain trucking fleets. According to … Continue reading

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