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Proposal of the 'black box' divides truckers

Posted by Genie Wood on Wed, Jun 13, 2012 @ 02:47 AM

A transportation spending bill that is currently being discussed in Congress has left truckers divided after a proposal to install 'black boxes' in all trucks became highly scrutinized.

These 'black boxes' are the same devices that can be found on commercial aircrafts, and would be utilized in the trucking industry in order to record the number of hours that the truck drivers were working.

The purpose of these boxes will be to ensure that drivers are not going over the hours-of-service rule mandated by the federal government. Truckers opposed to this installation claim that these boxes will only add additional costs, and proponents of the boxes believe that they will increase the safety of the industry.

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