The paper-based logbook system used to track hours of service (HOS) by commercial truck fleets is prone to driver manipulation and falsification. Even the FMCSA has stated that falsification of logbooks is widespread. By all accounts, the current system of manually recorded logbooks is a joke. Yet, despite this “elephant in the room,” the federal government remains unable to mandate onboard devices to improve HOS enforcement. Why can it work in Europe, but not here?
FMCSA's New Hours-of-Service Rule Challenged
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Public Citizen, the Truck Safety Coalition and two truck drivers filed a lawsuit on Feb. 23 challenging the new FMCSA rule on hours of service for commercial drivers.