FMCSA asks trucking companies to comment on regulations concerning electronic on-board recorders
Electronic onboard recorders have been discussed many times between both the trucking industry and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Drivers feel it may be bordering on harassment, while officials believe it helps companies and their operators be more accountable concerning promote trucking safety.
Despite the arguments, the FMCSA recently announced that it is seeking comments about electronic on-board recorders, Trucking Info reports.
Officials told the news source that the agency is asking trucking companies and its drivers whether electronic on-board recorders may set up the possibility for harassment. This is a result of a recent suit that was filed challenging its treatment of harassment in an earlier rule concerning the device.
Online truck driving regulation training may be beneficial for safety directors to help their operators learn the new devices that are used across the industry.
According to the FMCSA, more than 3 million roadside inspections were conducted by federal authorities in 2010. These checks resulted in nearly 20 percent of trucks being rendered out-of-service for non-compliance.
By Mark Priest
Thursday, April 14th, 2011
Electronic onboard recorders have been discussed many times between both the trucking industry and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).