CTA urges feds to pick up pace with EOBR legislation in light of US proposal

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OTTAWA, Ont. — The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has weighed in on yesterday’s FMCSA proposal that would see virtually all interstate carriers required to use EOBRs to monitor driver hours-of-service.

The CTA has been pushing for a universal EOBR mandate in Canada for quite some time and feels Canadian lawmakers should accelerate their plans in light of the US proposal.

“With the release of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, work will clearly have to be accelerated in Canada,” said CTA chief David Bradley. “There are many important issues yet to be resolved, not the least of which is the all-important enforcement policies that will accompany an EOBR rule in the US and in Canada. If we are going to build a new sidewalk, we need to build it where people are going to walk.”

The US proposal, which would affect as many as 500,000 carriers, would be fully implemented within three years of the final rule coming into force.

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