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Electronic trucking logs, part 2: status of process for issuing mandatory rule

As we discussed in our previous post, the use of electronic trucking logs is increasing. This is occurring even though there is not yet a federal rule in place requiring truckers to use elogs. These logs are also known as black boxes (a term associated with airplanes) or electronic on-board recorders, a term usually abbreviated as EOBRs.

Electronic trucking logs, part 2: status of process for issuing mandatory rule

As we discussed in our previous post, the use of electronic trucking logs is increasing. This is occurring even though there is not yet a federal rule in place requiring truckers to use elogs. These logs are also known as black boxes (a term associated with airplanes) or electronic on-board recorders, a term usually abbreviated as EOBRs.

Electronic trucking logs, part 1: elog use increasing

For years, safety advocates have argued that trucking companies should use electronic logs rather than paper records. The reasoning is pretty straightforward: electronic logs are more accurate. They are more difficult to alter - which is tempting for a trucker to do after possible hours-of-service rules violations.

Electronic trucking logs, part 1: elog use increasing

For years, safety advocates have argued that trucking companies should use electronic logs rather than paper records. The reasoning is pretty straightforward: electronic logs are more accurate. They are more difficult to alter - which is tempting for a trucker to do after possible hours-of-service rules violations.

Owner of trucking company helps create false 'comic books'

In the commercial trucking business, truck drivers must keep records of their driving activity - how long they've been behind the wheel. The rules are known as "hours-of-service," and truckers aren't supposed to drive longer than they're allowed; the hours-of-service rules are meant to help prevent truck accidents.

Owner of trucking company helps create false 'comic books'

In the commercial trucking business, truck drivers must keep records of their driving activity - how long they've been behind the wheel. The rules are known as "hours-of-service," and truckers aren't supposed to drive longer than they're allowed; the hours-of-service rules are meant to help prevent truck accidents.

Pre-authorization safety audits for big rigs from Mexico

Before the pilot program being pushed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration can become a reality - the one that would allow big rigs from Mexico to operate on U.S. roadways - the Department of Transportation wants the FMCSA to do more work.

Pre-authorization safety audits for big rigs from Mexico

Before the pilot program being pushed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration can become a reality - the one that would allow big rigs from Mexico to operate on U.S. roadways - the Department of Transportation wants the FMCSA to do more work.

Truck driver shortage could increase pressure on current drivers

"You're going to get fired, and it's going to be hard to find another job," says American Trucking Association economist Bob Costello, as reported by Walker Moskop for San Antonio Express-News. Costello is referring to tighter regulations imposed on truck drivers in terms of the driver rating system, which could "weed out" truck drivers with safety problems.

Truck driver shortage could increase pressure on current drivers

"You're going to get fired, and it's going to be hard to find another job," says American Trucking Association economist Bob Costello, as reported by Walker Moskop for San Antonio Express-News. Costello is referring to tighter regulations imposed on truck drivers in terms of the driver rating system, which could "weed out" truck drivers with safety problems.

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