Black Boxes and Trucking Companies

So-called black boxes capture lots and lots of data of importance to lawyers in motor vehicle litigation. The information contained in these devices can literally make or break a case. In trucking cases, log books are now kept on computer by some trucking concerns.

This article talks about the fight in the trucking industry over these on-board data recorders, an issue coming to a head because the federal government may order that trucking logs be keep via computer rather than paper.

As one would expect, major resistance is coming from owner-operators. Many large trucking companies who insist that their drivers follow the law are already using on-board recording devices.

We will keep an eye on this issue in the coming months.