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Trucking stakeholders express concerns over electronic identifiers

From Transport Topics.

A proposal by federal regulators to require unique electronic identifiers on large trucks wasn’t well received by many of the nation’s motor carriers and independent truckers.

In fact, the large majority of the more than 2,000 comments sampled on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s website were clearly either vehemently opposed to the idea, or took a wait-and-see position.

FMCSA floated the idea in a Sept. 23 Federal Register advance notice of proposed rulemaking, saying truck unique electronic identifier technology capable of wirelessly communicating when queried by federal or state motor carrier safety enforcement personnel had the potential to improve efficiency and safety on the roadways, enabling enforcement agencies to focus their efforts on high-risk carriers and drivers.

See the complete article from Transport Topics online.