The National Tank Truck Carriers on Friday, April 22, announced that its membership supports mandatory electronic logging devices for documentary compliance with hours-of-service rules. NTTC says it voted to support the electronic logging mandate at its summer membership meeting in July but withheld issuance of any public proclamation pending any related developments in the HOS rulemaking.
“I’m extremely pleased to announce that the members of the NTTC have now embraced electronic logging devices,” says Steve Rush, NTTC chairman and chief executive officer of New Jersey-based Carbon Express. “Personally, as a former professional driver myself, I’ve been a strong proponent of in-cab technology for years. Our NTTC membership recognizes that ELDs will allow all carriers to equally police themselves, which can only lead to safer, better operations across the board. ELD technology will also greatly contribute to improved working conditions for our professional drivers, which will be a large factor as capacity tightens and driver recruiting grows more challenging.”
The American Trucking Associations, Truckload Carriers Association and National Private Truck Council also have voiced support for EOBRs, which would become mandatory for interstate haulers currently require to maintain records-of-duty status under a pending Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rulemaking.