"Somewhat Contentious" Hearing on Hours of Service, EOBRs Also Discussed

June 18, 2013

By Oliver Patton

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Still, DeFazio wondered rhetorically if the agency should consider letting such specialized operations combine a couple of shorter breaks to achieve the 30-minute effect.


  1. 1. Alan [ June 19, 2013 @ 03:21AM ]

    FMCSA & Anne Ferro are examples of Government gone rouge. They change the rules as they see fit because they know what is best for the industry. It has already been said now they did not know exactly what the cost would be to the industry but the cost will be much higher than they anticipated. No kidding! To saddle our industry with more cost is exactly what this administration wants to do. This rouge administration wants to put any and all industries on the brink of disaster so big brother can come in to say let us help you fix things. But we will need to tax you just a little more. Trouble is there will be nothing left to give! By the way in case nobody realized this our country is broke! None of these government officials ever had a real job anyway. Sad people!

  2. 2. Richard Pingel [ June 23, 2013 @ 04:47PM ]

    We can finally thank Steve Williams for admitting that EOBR/ELD's are used to "manage truck use to the minute". What more definition do you need for harassment or coercion. Time management and compliance do not equal SAFETY..

  3. 3. Mike B [ August 21, 2013 @ 10:41AM ]

    Can someone one that works in Washington and reads this please explain to me why they seem to thing more rules solve all the problems. I have been in the trucking industry for 30 years & the last 10 years it seems like Washington is giving into the pressure of the public about how bad the people in trucking are.

    we need higher wages how about working on that then you can cut the driving hours to 40 a week & nobody will care they can still make a living. it would be so mucher safer out there. do you realize when you cut driving hours you cut someones paycheck or do you really care.


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