At least one trucking trade group agrees. The American Trucking Association (ATA), the country’s largest trucking industry trade association, supports the rule because it believes the recorders do, in fact, reduce the number of truck crashes. Indeed, some truck companies that have installed the recorders have seen a reduction of the number of accidents in their fleets.

Nevertheless, the proposal remains controversial. The Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association (OOIDA), for example, opposes the proposed rule because it believes the cost of installing the recorders far outweighs the potential benefits.

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Source: USA Today, “‘Black box’ proposal divides truckers,” Larry Copeland.

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