FMCSA has granted a TRALA request to provide a 90-day waiver of the ELD rule to trucks rented for 30 days or less.

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TRALA Scores 90-Day ELD Waiver for Short-Term Truck Rentals

A 90-day waiver from the electronic logging device mandate will soon be issued for carriers operating short-term rental trucks (defined as 30 days or less) by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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Officials Hand Out Nearly 39,000 Citations During Safe Driver Week

Nearly double the amount of citations were handed out to commercial drivers during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Operation Safe Driver Week compared to last year.

Source: Help Inc.

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Survey: Owner-Operators More Unprepared for ELD Deadline Than Fleets

Nearly half of respondents to a poll by Help Inc. had not yet selected an electronic logging device two weeks ahead of the Dec. 18 deadline.

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Driver Turnover up at Large Truckload Fleets

The driver turnover rate at large truckload fleets rose five percentage points in the third quarter to an annualized rate of 95%, according to American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello.

House members listen to Greer Woodruff, senior vice president of safety, security and driver personnel at J.B. Hunt. Photo via ATA Twitter feed.

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House Committee Hears Testimony on Autonomous Truck Tech

During a House subcommittee hearing on emerging transportation technology Thursday, representatives found themselves pondering the societal impact autonomous vehicles may have on American workers.

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OOIDA: States Should Review Pitfalls of ELD Rule

Inspired perhaps by a recent action taken by the Attorney General of Indiana, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has requested that “top officials from each state seriously review potential problems anticipated with enforcement” of the electronic logging device mandate.

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Former Mail Hauler Ordered to Pay $3 Million in Fraud Judgement

A Mount Crawford, Va.-based trucking company that hauled United States mail and its holding company have been ordered to pay more than 3 million in owed money and driver pay restitution for a fraud scheme that lasted for 18 years.

Photo of Coca-Cola truck lit up in the holiday spirit courtesy of Wiki Commons: Stengaard

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5 Ways Truckers Can Enjoy Holidays on the Road

No one likes to spend the holidays at work, let alone on the road, far from family and friends. But, that’s the fate of many truck drivers. It’s hard, no doubt about it, but there are things drivers can do to make these mobile holidays easier for themselves and their families.

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Indiana Wants ELD Rule Delayed

In an 11th-hour request, the attorney general of Indiana has proposed that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration delay implementation of the electronic logging device rule set for Dec. 18 — less than 3 weeks away.

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FMCSA to Study 'Excessive Commuting' by Truck Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking comment on a proposed survey of “excessive commuting” by truck drivers. The agency is defining as excessive any commuting to work that exceeds 150 minutes.

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