FMCSA Notice reveals plan for EOBR rule
Posted February 15, 2012
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced its intent to move forward with the Electronic On-Board Recorders (EOBRs) and Hours of Service Supporting Documents rulemaking by preparing a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM).
To augment the Agency’s efforts to obtain comprehensive data to support this SNPRM, FMCSA plans to do the following:
- Hold listening sessions on the issue of driver harassment;
- Task the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) to assist in developing material to support this rulemaking, including technical specifications for EOBRs and their potential to be used to harass drivers; and
- Conduct research by surveying drivers, carriers, and vendors regarding harassment issues.
Comments and material received from the public as well as documents mentioned in this notice are available for inspection or copying in the docket, Docket No. FMCSA-2010-0167, and at the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Ground floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.
To view the Notice and background information on the proposed rule, click here.
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