An electronic on-board recorder (EOBR) is an electronic device attached to a commercial motor vehicle, which is used to record the amount of time a vehicle is being driven.
The driving hours of commercial drivers - truck and bus drivers - are regulated by a set of rules known as the hours-of-service (HOS). The HOS are rules intended to prevent driver fatigue, by limiting the amount of time drivers spend operating commercial vehicles.
Obama has agreed to opening the southern border to Mexican trucks, by doing so he has defied the unions and American truckers, and has passed over Congress on the ever-so controversial cross-border issue with Mexico. Obama also, screws the American tax payers too, as in the deal with Mexico - that he agreed too - has Americans paying for the EOBRs for the Mexican trucks.
This is outrageous to say the least - that American truck drivers, and American taxpayers have to "pay" for equipment for another countries trucks - so they can be in compliance with American safety standards and regulations.
In 1995 the US and Mexico started a pilot program to allow Mexican trucks to travel throughout the US delivering loads brought in from Mexico. The US trucks were allowed to do the same in Mexico, but safety and security concerns spurred the United States to bar Mexican trucks on U.S. roadways. read more »