Senator Collins Praises New Safety Rule Requiring Truck Drivers to Electronically Record Hours

Senator Collins has long advocated for a federal requirement for electronic logs in commercial trucks and buses

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a new safety rule requiring commercial truck and bus drivers to electronically record their hours:
“This announcement from FMSCA is welcome news for the safety of communities in Maine and across our country,” said Senator Collins. “I have long advocated for the implementation of electronic, onboard recorders in our nation’s commercial trucks and buses to improve the safety of our roads. Paper logs have been proven to be less accurate and easy to manipulate, allowing some drivers to evade safety restrictions on driving hours.  While most drivers abide by the rules, these electronic logs automatically record driving hours, eliminate these errors, and help to effectively enforce hours-of-service compliance.”