The law is being implemented in an effort to make the roads safer for everyone.
Electronic on board recorders (EOBR) will take the place of paper logs.
The rules estimates the annualized cost of compliance for the new rule will be between 5 and 2 per truck.
They also automatically enter changes of duty status, 60-minute intervals while the truck’s moving and engine-on and engine-off instances, according to the rule.EOBRs will automatically record GPS locations of the truck, times the drivers was in locations, odometer readings of the truck in locations.This information will be sent to the companies that employ the drivers.It’s likely the rule will go into effect in late 2016.The proposal says it will go into effect two years after the final rule is issued, which could happen in the second half of 2014.
“We will examine the proposal in detail to see how the agency has attempted to meet these requirements, especially considering that an important study on the harassment issue is still listed as ‘ongoing’ on the FMCSA website,” says OOIDA’s statement.