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How ELDs Could Help Fix Problems with Truck Driver Hours of Service Rules

Blog Commentary by Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

The end of paper logbooks may be just what the industry needs to make its case about unrealistic hours of service regulations. Photo: Jim Park.

April 14, 2017

When it comes to addressing real-world problems with federal truck driver hours of service rules, we all know the government moves very slowly. The good news is, the controversial electronic logging device mandate could actually help the industry make its case. Deborah Lockridge has more in her All That's Trucking blog.

Tags: Regulations, Hours of Service, ELDs

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, April 14, 2017 6:02 AM | » Comments(6)

Of Spuds, Sleep, and Faulty Statistics

Screen capture from WSOC via ABCnews.com

May 9, 2016

An accident that closed I-77 in North Carolina illustrates how driver fatigue is a problem that is a lot more complex than just creating regulations saying when truckers can and can’t drive — and how enforcement sometimes erroneously targets truckers in the name of safety.

Tags: North Carolina, Hours of Service, Driver Fatigue, Truck Parking, Enforcement, Road Crashes

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, May 9, 2016 2:26 PM | » Comments(16)

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Local Media and Trucking

April 30, 2015

From a happy trucking couple to a one-sided "investigation" of cheating on logbooks, Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge takes a look at a few of the local stories covering trucking this week in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

Tags: Drivers, In the Media, ELDs, Hours of Service

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Pegging the BS Meter in the Restart Battle

December 5, 2014

"The American public will pay with their lives and their wallets if Congress gives in to the anti-safety agenda of trucking interests." Deborah Lockridge writes about why that and other quotes from a press release from "safety" advocates are BS in her All That's Trucking blog.

Tags: Hours of Service, Teamsters, Crash, U.S. Congress, 34-Hour Restart, Safety

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, December 5, 2014 5:38 AM | » Comments(0)

Chicago Truck Crash Triggers Scrutiny of Logbooks, Coercion

July 29, 2014

A Chicago-area truck crash that killed four has led to local attention to federal hours-of-service rules, the mandatory electronic logs proposal, and federal efforts to address coercion of drivers to break the law. Deborah Lockridge has more in her On the Road blog.

Tags: Accidents, Hours of Service, Illinois, In the Media

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(2)

Bad Timing, Tracy Morgan Media Frenzy Bad News for Restart Opponents

Comedian Tracy Morgan in a 2009 photo by David Shankborn via Wikimedia Commons.

June 11, 2014

The crash that critically injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another passenger in his vehicle has generated a media frenzy about last week's move to suspend a controversial portion of the new hours of service regulations. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge looks at the situation in her All That's Trucking blog.

Tags: Congress, Hours of Service, Fatigue, In the Media, Image, 34-Hour Restart

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, June 11, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

How Are the New Hours of Service Affecting You?

July 23, 2013

We've had several weeks now on the new hours of service rules. Some fleets are struggling to adjust, while others are seeing virtually no effects. Share your experiences in this "On the Road" blog.

Tags: Drivers, Hours of Service, Safety & Compliance

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, July 23, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(4)

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