Electric On-Board Recorder

Truck Accident Electric On-Board Recorder

Accidents involving commercial trucks have the potential to be far more dangerous than crashes involving smaller vehicles. The large size and weight of an 18-wheeler can provide an enormous amount of momentum, which can be challenging to control, even at low speeds. Due to the increased danger associated with trucking accidents, many trucking companies must install electronic onboard recorders (EOBR) devices onto each of their vehicles. When the negligent actions of commercial truck divers lead to accidents, the information recorded on an EOBR can be vital in proving a truck driver was at fault.

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How Can Electronic On-board Recorders Help?

Driver fatigue is one of the leading causes of trucking accidents and a common issue in the trucking industry. EOBR devices operate as a tracking system that can keep detailed records regarding the operation of a truck, including the amount of time a driver has been behind the wheel. These devices are connected to a truck’s onboard computer and can help to combat accidents related to hours of service violations and driver fatigue.

Prior to the legal requirement of EOBR in commercial trucking vehicles, operation logs were kept with pen and paper. Manual logs are more easily unlawfully modified, making verification of a truck driver’s hours of operation difficult. EOBR devices prevent this type of fraud by digitally recording data in a method that truckers cannot easily change.

Devices known as electronic logging devices (ELD) perform similar functions. As of December 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will require all commercial truck drivers to use these devices. Our skilled trucking accident attorneys can assist you in locating and checking the information on an EOBR or ELD to see if an hours-of-operation violation contributed to the accident.

Attorney Helping Victims of Trucking Accidents

If you have been injured due to the negligent actions of a truck driver, contact the best Las Vegas truck accident attorney, Eric Roy, today. Incidents involving commercial trucks differ significantly from other auto-related collisions, and our lawyers have an in-depth knowledge of the specific circumstances and damages associated with trucking accidents. When you work with our law firm, we will do everything in our power to maximize the compensation for your injuries so you can focus on recovering your health.

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