Two Public Sessions Set for Feedback on 'Black Box' Truck Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration yesterday announced two "public listening sessions" about its proposed rule to set performance standards for electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs, known colloquially as "black boxes") and require their use by motor carriers with a history of serious noncompliance with the hours of service rules. FMCSA's rule also would offer incentives for the rest of the industry to use them voluntarily.

The sessions be held March 27 at the Crowne Plaza West Hotel, 2532 West Peoria Ave. in Phoenix, AZ, and April 2 at the Harold Washington Library, 400 South State St. in Chicago, both times from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To make a formal presentation at either meeting, contact Deborah Freund at 202-366-4009 or deborah.freund@dot.gov.

FMCSA published the proposed rule Jan. 18, 2007 for EOBRs installed in commercial motor vehicles manufactured two years or later after the rule's effective date. If FMCSA determined, based on hours records reviewed during each of two compliance reviews conducted within a two-year period, that a motor carrier had a 10 percent or greater violation rate, it would then require that carrier to install EOBRs in all of its commercial vehicles, no matter when they were manufactured. The carrier would have to use them for hours recordkeeping for two years unless it had already had equipped its vehicles with automatic on-board recording devices meeting the requirements in 49 CFR 395.15 and could demonstrate to FMCSA that its drivers understand how to use the devices.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Analyze Incident Data

    Collect relevant incident data, analyze trends, and generate accurate regulatory reports, including OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 logs, through IndustrySafe’s extensive incident reporting and investigation module.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common training questions.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - April 2019

    April 2019

    Featuring:

    • ELECTRICAL SAFETY
      Taking the Guesswork Out of De-Energizing Industrial Equipment 
    • VISION PROTECTION
      Four Simple and Effective Ways to Avoid Digital Eye Strain
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      PPE the Automotive Industry Needs to Invest In
    • FIRE SAFETY
      Eliminate 10 Fire Hazards That May Be in Plain Sight
    View This Issue