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CVSA Seeks to Educate CMV Stakeholders on Use of EOBRs

August 15, 2008

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will hold a symposium on Electric On Board Recording Devices Dec. 1-3 in Minneapolis.


Hours of Service regulations are arguably the most debated and critical safety concern relative to the commercial vehicle industry, CVSA notes. As a result, automated hours of service tracking systems such EOBR devices have become a significant topic of discussion throughout North America. The CVSA symposium will address issues and potential options for next generation EOBRs.

"The objective of the EOBR Symposium is to educate regulators, law enforcement, drivers, suppliers, safety directors, insurers, fleet managers and others on what these devices can do, what they can't do, and to identify, document and prioritize the key issues and concerns relative to their successful deployment in the U.S. and Canada," said CVSA Executive Director Stephen F. Campbell.

Sessions will provide historical background, regulatory environment and status, and stakeholder viewpoints on EOBRs, as well as relevant research on fatigue, time on task and related issues with respect to hours of service and EOBRs in the U.S. and Canada. Additionally, the symposium will provide attendees with hands-on technology demonstrations and educational sessions by various EOBR suppliers, vendors and service providers.

Different kinds of EOBRs have been in use on a voluntary basis throughout the U.S. and Canada and many other countries have mandated their use for years. This symposium intends to capitalize on the experience gathered in the U.S. as well as in other regions of the world to draw general recommendations on critical success factors for EOBRs.

For more information, or to register online, visit www.cvsa.org, select 'Events' and scroll down to Electronic On-Board Recorders (EOBRs) Symposium.

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