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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
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