Trucking industry expert witnesses may opine on qualifications of truck drivers, federal motor vehicle safety standards, as well as related issues. In Electronic On-Board Recorders: More Than Just HOS Compliance, Field Technologies Online writes:
The trucking industry is facing substantial reforms in the face of recent regulatory activity concerning Hours of Service (HOS) compliance and Electronic On-Board Recorder (EOBR) requirements. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has proposed new rules for EOBR use. Beginning June, 2012, the FMCSA will require truckers with a 10-percentor greater HOS violation rate during a single compliance review to install EOBRs on all their vehicles to track driver hours. Whether this rule will extend to all motor carriers in the future remains to be seen.
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