7th Circ. Nixes Trucking Hours Monitoring Device Rule

Law360, New York (August 29, 2011, 3:52 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit on Friday vacated a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rule that would have required some commercial truck drivers to use electronic monitoring devices, saying the agency failed to ensure that employers would not use the technology to harass drivers.

The rule, which was aimed at ensuring compliance with regulations governing drivers' hours and mandatory rest periods, would have forced the use of electronic on-board recorders for interstate commercial motor carriers that had a greater than 10 percent rate of noncompliance with hours-of-service rules...
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