Still using AOBRDs under the ELD mandate's grandfather clause? File photo: Schneider

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One Thing You Need to Do if You're Using Grandfathered AOBRDs

If you’re using automatic onboard recording devices to track driver hours of service under the grandfather clause of the electronic logging device mandate, there’s something very important you need to do by mid-June, says a former commercial vehicle enforcement official who’s now a transportation consultant.

Newly proposed bill would allow truckers a daily break of up to 3 consecutive hours that would not eat into their 14-hour on-duty allotment.

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House Bill Aims to Bend 14-Hour Clock for Truck Drivers

A newly proposed bill would allow truck drivers a daily break of up to 3 consecutive hours that would not eat into the 14-hour on-duty allotment afforded them by federal Hours of Service rules.

Melton Truck Lines is offering all of its drivers a per mile pay raise as well as a chance to earn a performance bonus. Photo: Melton Truck Lines

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Melton Truck Lines Hikes Company Driver Pay

Melton Truck Lines, a flatbed carrier based in Tulsa, Okla., has announced pay increases for all of its company drivers and a performance-based bonus.

Everyone required to operate with an ELD will face “a firehose of violations” issued roadside by law enforcement, predicts Steve Bryan, president of Vigillo.

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Impact of Full ELD Enforcement: ‘A Firehose of Violations’

Not just the illegally unprepared may feel the shock starting April 1, when full enforcement of the electronic logging device rule kicks in. That’s because everyone required to operate with an ELD will face “a firehose of violations” issued roadside by law enforcement, predicts Steve Bryan, president of Vigillo.

Finding and retaining qualified drivers remains a top concern for trucking companies in 2018. Image: HireRight

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Most Transportation Companies Plan to Grow Workforce in 2018

HireRight's survey found that while the majority of transportation companies planned to increase their workforce in 2018, they were concerned about how difficult it was to find qualified candidates.

Printing is one of several ways e-logs can be presented to enforcement officials during roadside inspections. Photo: Continental VDO

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ELD Mandate: 10 Things You Need to Know as Full Enforcement Hits

The "soft enforcement" period for the new electronic logs mandate is over as of April 1. Here are 10 things that can help you make sure you're legal.

Larry Berman and his wife Mary accept a certificate for winning the I Did My Duty... Now I Drive Heavy Duty contest. Photo: Darran Zancan, DMZ Productions

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Veteran Who Transitioned to Trucking Wins Free Trip To MATS

U.S. Army veteran Larry Berman’s life of service in the military and over the road earned him a trip to the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

Convoy's Automated Detention feature will verify and compensate fleets for lost time at a shipping dock over two hours. Photo: Convoy

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Convoy Offers Automated Detention Pay

The Convoy freight matching service is offering to pay for extended delays that are out of a driver’s control with a new Automated Detention feature.

Driver pay has increased by as much as 18% in the past few years as fleets compete for an ever smaller pool of qualified truck drivers. HDT Illustration

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Driver Pay has Increased to Meet Freight Demand

A competitive market for truck drivers has caused driver pay to increase significantly as fleets look to meet increased demand for freight transportation services.

Drivers should perform weekly pressure checks on a truck they are familiar with. Daily checks should be done on any vehicle they don’t drive every day. Photo: Michelin

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What Drivers Need to Know About Taking Care of Truck Tires

Drivers need to know more about their tires and be proactive when it comes to inspecting and maintaining them. But convincing drivers is never easy.

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