ATA Gives OK to FMCSA's Proposal but Not Without Reservations

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On May 23, 2011, the American Trucking Association gave its opinion on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)’s proposal that all big rigs and semis (motor carriers) have electronic gizmos installed that will automatically record the truck driver’s hours of service (HOS).

The ATA approved the FMCSA's proposal but indicated it had several reservations about doing so. Will we see big rigs, semis, and tractor trailers with automatic devices that keep track of how long that truck driver has been operating his or her rig? Yes. Is the fight over on when that is going to happen? No.

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