CVSA seeks to educate CMV stakeholders on use of EOBRs

| 8/28/2008

Electronic on-board recording devices continue to be a hot topic of conversation throughout North America.

And that probably won’t change any time soon with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposing the use of the so-called black boxes by the bad actors in the trucking industry.

In an effort to address issues revolving around EOBRs, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has scheduled its first ever symposium on the subject for Dec. 1-3 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis.

CVSA is an international organization of local, state, provincial, territorial and federal motor carrier safety officials and industry representatives from North America that promotes safety and security by providing leadership to enforcement, industry and policymakers.

“The objective of the EOBR symposium is to educate regulators, law enforcement, drivers, suppliers, safety directors, insurers, fleet managers and others on what these devices can do, what they can’t do, and to identify, document and prioritize the key issues and concerns relative to their successful deployment in the U.S. and Canada,” said CVSA’s Executive Director, Stephen F. Campbell.

The symposium will include sessions on historical background, regulatory environment and status, and stakeholder viewpoints on EOBRs, as well as relevant research on fatigue, time on task and related issues with respect to hours of service and EOBRs in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, the symposium will provide attendees with hands-on technology demonstrations and educational sessions by various EOBR suppliers, vendors and service providers.

For more information, or to register online, visit, select “events,” and scroll down to Electronic On-Board Recorders Symposium.