Werner Enterprises was recently featured in the DC Velocity article, “Bearing Down.” The article discussed the upcoming July changes to the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) rule governing a driver’s hours of service and how commercial carriers and shippers are getting prepared.
There is plenty of opposition to the new rule from shippers, carriers, drivers and even lawmakers. A few of the cons are that it will constrict a driver’s productivity and place more commercial trucks on the road during crowded morning commutes. Werner Enterprises President and COO Derek Leathers commented, “This is one of those issues that is easy to sit around and complain about but we’re past that.” Leathers further stated that Werner has increased its investment in trailers so there will be an abundance of equipment for rigs and drivers. Werner’s fleet is also equipped with EOBRs (Electronic On Board Recorders). “Without EOBRs, it would be difficult to get an accurate read,” stated Leathers.
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