The FMCSA stated that it wants to be able to regulate shippers and brokers over the next five years. This is a good idea and a long time coming. The FMCSA strategic plan covers the goals from 2011-2016.

Brokers and shippers frequently make drivers carry over-limit loads, or require runs that either force the driver to

Requiring Electric On Board Recorders (EOBR’s) on every truck would be a significant step forward for safety in the trucking industry. EOBR’s keep better track of a drivers hours than the paper log books (frequently referred to as "comic books") that are currently used within the trucking industry. EOBR’s are not perfect, but they are much safer