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THE AMERICAN TRUCKING ASSOCIATIONS. Rob Abbott Vice President Safety Policy. Truck Operations. Electronic Logging Devices/ EOBRs Hours of Service Priorities for Future Improvements. Truck Operations. Electronic Logging Devices/ EOBRs

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The american trucking associations

THE AMERICAN TRUCKING ASSOCIATIONS

Rob Abbott

Vice President

Safety Policy


Truck operations

Truck Operations

  • Electronic Logging Devices/EOBRs

  • Hours of Service

  • Priorities for Future Improvements


Truck operations1

Truck Operations

  • Electronic Logging Devices/EOBRs

    • ATA Supports Laws/Regulations Mandating Installation and Use of These Devices

    • Data Privacy Should be Protected

    • Existing Exemptions Should Be Retained

    • Mandate Should Include Supporting Documents Relief

    • Should Be Simultaneously Applicable to All Subject Carriers

    • Device Design and Performance Concerns Must Be Addressed


Hours of service

Hours of Service

  • ATA’s Position: Retain the Current Regulations

  • Changes Are Unwarranted And Would Be Harmful

    • Safety Record Since 2004 Shows Substantial Improvement

    • FMCSA Data Shows Compliance With The Current Rules Has A Strong Correlation With Safe Performance

    • Safety Benefits Do Not Outweigh The Enormous Costs

  • Explore More Effective Solutions to Driver Fatigue

    (e.g., Sleep Disorder Screening, Fatigue Management Plans)


Priorities for future improvement

Priorities for Future Improvement

  • Focus on Primary Causes of Crashes

    • Speeding

    • Other “Driver” Factors

    • Relative Role of Other Motorists

  • Prioritize Actions/Countermeasures Accordingly

    • Speed Limiters

    • Employer Notification Systems

    • Education, Awareness, and Enforcement For All Motorists


Questions

Questions


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