Thoughts on EOBR

Maggs

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An EOBR is a device used to track, collect and record electronic data regarding a vehicle’s operation. In this specific case, the function of an EOBR would be used solely to monitor a driver’s hours of service (HoS). EOBRs for the purpose of monitoring HoS come in a wide variety of applications that can easily serve all types of trucking operations.

Why does David Bradley insist on supporting this? Not only will this add costs to the carriers, potentially on more then 1 occassion delay a drivers scheduled delivery or p/u due to being held up at scales, weather, traffic...as we all know a driver does fudge 15 minutes here and there.....do you think the shippers of the world will pay for this device and extra down time for the driver?:confused:
 

F1 Freight

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EOBR's

This would make it interesting for those shippers and receivers that take 3-4 hours to load/unload their LTL freight thats for sure...
 
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lowmiler88

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Maggs if you think a driver fudges 15 minutes here and there then you have not had much to do with trucks. It is called a "book of lies" for a reason.

Personally I think it will change the industry because rates would have to go up because the drivers will not want less money and neither will the companies. We use Peoplenet and for $8 a month we can be up and running, we spend more than that on buying log books and sending them out to a third party to be checked. I'm not pushing for them but if everyone has to use them - I think this industry will change considerably. It is coming so be ready and it will be the US first I think.
 
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Rob

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Another agenda being pushed down the throats of companies and drivers by David and his buddies at the OTA.

When they go through I believe there will be a mass exodus of older drivers as they will no longer be able to do the job. Lots of drivers nap through rush hour and go when the getting is good with these things - good luck. Trucking is going to hell in a hand basket and the OTA/ATA and the like of them are leading the charge in the name of safety.

Well MADD and PATT say they are all about safety - be careful what you wish for Dave!!!

Bring back the good old days LOL!!!
 
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alx

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One law for all

Set the parameters. Enforce the rules. Levy heavy fines and additional consequences affecting the carriers rating and all will lead to rate increases.

Now after having swallowed two little purple dots on wax paper and having entered NIRVANA, the following should also occur:

Waiting times directly billed to the customer in blocks of 15 minute increments.
The rate doubles after each hour of time spent on the Shipper/ receivers premises.
One hour allotted for LTL and 2 Hours for FTL.
Every delivery recorded on EOBR.

The stupid ideology - that the only link in the supply chain command to be regulated be the trucking company - has got to end. So much of the drivers life and sanity depends on the shippers and receivers.

One cannot expect all the responsibility to lie on only one facet!!!
 
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Maggs

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Just wanted to know if you have received this:

All people have to do is visit CTA’s home page at Cantruck.ca | Home and click on the “Support EOBRs” button (or click here). From there, they can choose which type of letter to send in English or French. By entering their name and province, a message of support will automatically be sent directly to their MPs.
Professional commercial drivers can also send a four digit text code from their cell phones that will trigger a text message to the MPs. Simply text the letters eobr to the number, 77777. Or, to send the letter in French, text: eobrfrench to 77777.
"It's important that our elected officials hear from those who support an EOBR mandate, not just those who oppose enhanced compliance monitoring," said Bradley. "Paper logs are an ineffective and archaic way to monitor compliance with the hours of service regulations for both the regulators and the industry; if the rules were introduced to combat driver fatigue and we're serious about making our highways safer, then the MPs need to get behind an EOBR mandate."
 
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alx

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Maggs

There is a huge problem in North America with legislation being aimed at one aspect of the supply chain, that in effect being trucking.

This whole picture cannot work by selecting the trucking aspect and then burying our heads in the sand when it comes to point of PICK UP and DELIVERY.

What is archaic, is the way trucking is viewed , and due complete disorganization amongst the majority of it's members, except for a few larger firms with their own agenda's , there is no cohesive defense mounted.

All members in the trucking industry know full well, that it is not the drivers that take it upon themselves to bust their logs because they feel like doing so.
The more likely culprit is a delay in loading or unloading that forces them to re schedule their agenda.

The present utopia that carriers are living in will soon end. Those that are aware of their surroundings know full well that there is presently a driver shortage. Those that feel there is not one had better seek help!!

Add to this the continuous onslaught of new regulations, the added government agencies poking their nose into drivers daily lives and all that will occur is an even greater driver exodus.

Therefore , until this archaic view of the solitary responsability of the carrier is upheld, there will never be a true shift towards real safety concerns.

If there is a true concern about driver safety, it must 1st start by addressing the 6- 8 hour delays are now occurring at the shipper and /or receivers.

The movement of freight must in the future be addressed taking a look at the global picture.
With EOBR technology, an identification number must be issued to both shippers and receivers and undue time spent at these locations recorded for both statistical data gathering and of course billing.

Furthermore , both shippers and receivers would be rated and fined accordingly. I am pretty sure that would be the end of our over log issue.
 

Maggs

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Eobr

The movement of freight must in the future be addressed taking a look at the global picture.
With EOBR technology, an identification number must be issued to both shippers and receivers and undue time spent at these locations recorded for both statistical data gathering and of course billing.

Furthermore , both shippers and receivers would be rated and fined accordingly. I am pretty sure that would be the end of our over log issue.
This is excellent wording> now its convincing our USA & CND gouvernments to mandate and enforce a regulation that the shippers/receivers will also be held accountable in the event of an accident.
 
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