Qualcomm has published a new white paper looking at the issue of electronic onboard recorders, known as EOBRs.

The federal regulatory environment surrounding EOBRs continues to evolve. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has allowed the use of automatic on-board recording device EOBRs to track drivers' hours of service since 1988. Despite the ongoing debate over mandating the devices, the productivity benefits are becoming more compelling.

There is a current FMCSA initiative to update the regulations for EOBRs and expand their coverage to address audit standards, position archiving requirements, roadside inspection procedures, and more.

To better enable fleets to determine the potential value of EOBRs, Qualcomm developed a white paper, written by Qualcomm Senior Manager of Government Affairs, Dave Kraft, who serves as chairman of the American Trucking Associations EOBR Task Force and has many years' experience and broad-based expertise in this area.

You can request the white paper at www.qualcomm.com/qes/EOBR/.