New Semi-Trucks Have Electronic On-Board Recorders Installed

Last updated on: July 19, 2012


The rise in truck accidents across Texas and the U.S. has brought about an innovative method of monitoring a truck driver’s activities. Nowadays, the latest semi-trucks are being fitted with an electronic onboard recorder (EOBR). These are being installed in the cabs of 18-wheelers for the purpose of recording a driver’s work and rest times and other activities.

These new electronic onboard recorders show how many hours a driver is actually behind the wheel. They also show when he is off-duty, the distance traveled, what type of load he is carrying and many other types of data that can assist investigators when looking into an accident. Because of the increase in traffic accidents, the need for this type of monitoring in the trucking industry has become a priority.

Semi-trucks do much damage to roadways and bridges each year but they also cause very critical accidents that often involve life-threatening injuries. 18-wheelers are a necessary part of life in America and they do carry tons of goods from warehouses to stores every day, but drivers are often in such a hurry to get their loads delivered that safety regulations are by-passed.

When a driver does not get the proper amount of rest each day, his reaction time is diminished and his ability to focus is impaired. These are called “Hours of Service” violations. Though drivers are required to keep log-books recording their driving and rest times each day, these can easily be forged. When a driver does this, it puts everyone else on the roads at risk. Trucking safety violations occur every day in America but these new EOBR’s help keep track of truck and driver operations.

When an accident does occur, the on-board recorders can be instrumental in learning exactly why the accident happened. If it turns out that the driver did not have proper rest or had committed some other rules infraction, then this becomes evidence in any legal action. Digitally recorded data cannot be easily forged. It’s often a very accurate look at the day-to-day activities of the driver.

Accidents involving 18-wheelers are often so serious that authorities must do everything possible to prevent them or lessen their impact. If you’ve been involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, you may be wondering what your legal options are. Lawyers recommend speaking with an attorney right away.

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