Oh, this is good.
It runs a little less than 11 minutes, and it’s from a House Small Business Subcommittee hearing on electronic on-board recorders (EOBR’s) and how a Department of Transportation regulation was all set to require truckers to use them until a loss in court last year let the air out of the idea.
The EOBR mandate, which is estimated to cost truckers an average of $800 a year per truck and the Obama administration itself estimated will cost a total of $2 billion a year in the aggregate, isn’t quite dead yet though. The head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – whatever the hell that is, but you’ll absolutely love this org chart – is still trying to enforce this thing. And the large trucking companies, which use EOBR’s for fleet management, are perfectly happy to see it happen since anything which serves to put obstacles in the little guy’s path tends to be good for their market share.
Knowing all this, Rep. Jeff Landry took the opportunity to tear into FMCSA deputy administrator Bill Bronrott about the issue – and then managed to get a few shots into brainless Democrat Rep. Nydia Velazquez of New York after the latter decided to interrupt the questioning.