Breaking News From NTA:
FMCSA Publishes Final EOBR Rule
The final rule, which takes effect in June 2012, requires carriers that have a violation rate of 10% or more for ANY hours-of-service violation during a compliance review to install EOBRs on their trucks to monitor driver hours.
The reason behind this change is that FMCSA said carrier that have a 10% or higher violation rate have anywhere from 40% to 90% higher crash rate than the average carrier.
FMCSA said the regulation goes into effect this June 2010, but fleets have until June 2012 to comply with the regulation. Once the rule is fully implemented, most affected carriers will have 60 days to install the devices. If the fleet hauls hazardous materials, however, it will have only 45 days to comply.
Fleets that fail to comply will be prohibited from operating.
The solution: If you’re an independent contractor and have a laptop, NTA has a great log program for about $60.00 to help keep you in compliance.
The NorthAmerican Transportation Association will continue to keep you updated the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations.
If you have any questions contact Wayne Schooling at email@example.com or at (800) 805-0040.
President and CEO
NorthAmerican Transportation Association