Monday, July 23, 2012

EOBR

Electronic On Board Recorders (EOBR) are in the spotlight again.  Recently the FMCSA has added their EOBR mandate to the highway bill which passed the vote.

Next the Landry-Rahall amendment stopped funding that the FMCSA would need to make the EOBR a reality.  This was voted for by Congress.  A great thanks to the Congress for making this happen.

Now the vote is going to the Senate.  Historically this has passed in the Senate.  If you are an Owner Operator and you care at all about your privacy, this EOBR mandate is going to change your life.

The EOBR will track your position and you must tell it what you are doing at all times.

Call your Senators and tell them to vote against the EOBR mandate by supporting the Landry-Rahall amendment.

Don't know what to say?  Simple.

"Hello, this is (name here) and I am calling to urge Senator (name here) to support the Landry-Rahall amendment.  Thank you."


6 comments:

ELH said...

Ed, this post of yours is awesome, I wish the general public could read some of these postings...maybe,just maybe some of them would have a better understanding of what goes into delivering their goods to market, manufacturers, warehouses.etc...and hopefully some would realize the dedication and true skill required to achieve that..I know, wishful thinking right?? Anyway please keep this up, I'm sure there's lots of us out here enjoying the info you're providing..thanks..
Oh yeah, we're. Not forgetting about Salenas post now..take care..

Ed said...

Thanks ELH. If you own a truck, you shouldn't have to have these. They are piggy-backing on the recent EGR, DPM filter legislation which requires trucks to be clean air certified. Mandated by law. This EOBR should not be mandated by any law. Of course it would be 3 years until these things could be required by law officially as soon as they are mandated, but that doesn't comfort me any. Oh well.....

Also Salena's blog will be exponentially more entertaining than my blog. Unless you are entertained by chains, straps, and complaints about FMCSA rulings.

Anonymous said...

welcome to blogging ed...

Ed said...

Thanks Anonymous, I have been blogging and toying around with the internet since 1993, but never put in the work that Salena has although I have been in the background as her trucking expert/blog adviser for more than 7 years now. Just about all of the content that I will providing here will be technical and regulation related content as opposed to her blog which is about her outlook on life in general from the perspective of the driver's or passenger's seat. Or any seat really.

Pat said...

Salena does have a great blog, but I'm sure yours will have lots of interesting posts too. I'm not a trucker, but I find it interesting. Keep on posting and I'll put you in my blog feeder. Tell Salena to check out the app Feeddler.

Ed said...

Thanks Pat. I hope to exhaust every avenue and approach to the all interesting topics of brake pads, fuel injectors, load chains, straps, etc.etc. It should be a challenge. I am slowly getting into it. Thanks for reading!