SCRA Says No to Transponders

-SC&RA has submitted comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) for Unique Electronic Identification of Commercial Motor Vehicles. The Association filed formal comments in November opposing federal government requests for access to transponders in large commercial motor vehicles, including mobile cranes – which industry sees as a way for government to ultimately impose additional regulations. SC&RA is deeply concerned with the forthcoming rule mandating unique electronic identification of commercial motor vehicles. While the Association applauds the Administration’s efforts to focus its efforts on unsafe motor carriers, the data clearly demonstrates SC&RA members are not among that group precisely due to the numerous additional and local regulations governing their moves. Requiring yet another on-board device to monitor their activities is highly intrusive not only to the operator, but to the carriers who are operating successful businesses in already heavily regulated industries. Read the full comment here. For more information, contact Chris Smith.

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