CDL Life attended the 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky this last week. Unfortunately we had a small crew and couldn’t get to every panel and vendor we had hoped to. We really would have liked to attend this presentation, however. We love when truckers get to sound off on what they think is wrong with the current state of the industry due to regulation, failed policies and unfair standards for drivers.
That’s exactly what happened during their MATS presentation last week.
Officials with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration got an earful Friday about a number of issues relating to hours of service, electronic onboard recorders, and how trucking companies use EOBRs and other in-cab technologies to harass drivers.
The listening session was held at the Mid-America Trucking Show specifically to get input from drivers, owner-operators and others on the topic of recording devices used to track driver hours of service, if and how they are used to harass truck drivers, and how that harassment may impact a driver’s ability to operate safely.
“I’m very pleased to be here with an opportunity to hear from the folks who attend the truck show, to hear from drivers, to hear from those with experience in the areas we regulate, and tend to regulate quite a bit,” said FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro in opening the session.