OTTAWA, Ont. — The Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) has circulated a discussion paper on electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) and is now seeking feedback on an anticipated EOBR standard.
The CCMTA’s stakeholders were asked to answer a series of questions and provide information and comments by March 11. The discussion paper can be found here.
The release of the paper follows a directive from the Council of Deputy Ministers of Transportation to explore issues related to an EOBR mandate. A detailed, final report on the subject is expected to be presented in October, 2010.
The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) supports a universal EOBR mandate in Canada.
“We were not comfortable with leaving it entirely to the US to decide what a North American EOBR regime should look like,” says CTA CEO David Bradley. “Had we done that on hours-of-service, for example, we wouldn’t have such things in Canada as the ability to split time in the sleeper berth, which gives drivers and carriers a lot more flexibility. But, the only way Canada can participate in the development of a North American system is if it has some ideas of its own in terms of what an EOBR rule should look like.”
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