USA EOBR Update• Mid 2013 for supplemental/proposed rule – Update technical specs (including enforcement communications protocols and specific functionalities of EOBR units)• Wider mandate (all those required to carrier and maintain log books)• Address issues raised by courts, but not included in original rule makings.
What carriers should expect in terms of EOBR (USA) • Final Rule 2014 • Compliance Required by Mid 2016
Canada EOBR Update• Carriers should expect Canada will follow similar technical guidelines as USA EOBR requirements• Policy review targeted for mid to late 2013• Political support and direction across Canada in progress.• Development of EOBR Enforcement Policy target date of 2013
What carriers should expect in terms of EOBR (Canada)• The goal is to have EOBR compliance timing similar to USA, that is Mid 2016
USA Hours of Service Update• Not to be confused with EOBR initiatives• July 1, 2013 Compliance date – do not assume courts will rule in favour of industry• Major Changes to be aware of: – Restrictions on 34 hour reset (2x1to5am) – Rest break provisions (8 hrs or less after break)• Court decision could go either way. Advice here is be prepared.
Canada Hours of Service Update• Currently NOT in the works !!
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