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The ELD Rule: Time to Comply

The electronic logging device mandate, effective on Dec. 18, 2017, requires most carriers and drivers to convert from using paper logs or logging software to a registered ELD if they do not have an automatic on-board recording device in use. HDT has endeavored to find answers to the most common questions that arise, starting with the basics in this supplement.

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70 Answers to Top ELD Questions

The ELD mandate has led to a lot of questions for fleets, with the government continuing to clarify and tweak the regulation weekly. We’ve endeavored to find answers to the most common questions that arise, starting with the basics.

Crash harm costs in six Oregon truck crash &amp;lsquo;hot spots.&amp;rsquo;<br />

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How ELDs Could Cut the High Cost of 'Crash Harm'

A pilot study by Oregon State University illustrates the high economic cost of having too few safe places for commercial truck drivers to park and rest — but an indirect solution may be on the horizon. Analysis by Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge.

Photo: J.J. Keller &amp;amp; Associates

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Don't Miss This Critical Step in ELD Implementation

There’s more to complying with the electronic logging device mandate than putting the devices in your trucks. Will your new ELD policies and procedures pass FMCSA’s scrutiny as adequate safety management controls?

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Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

Deborah Lockridge

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Commentary: A Whirlwind of Last-Minute ELD Preparations

The ELD mandate requiring electronic logging devices to track driver hours goes into effect Dec. 18. Yet a surprising number of fleets have not yet adopted them.

Renegade Wire Line Services has been running on J.J. Keller ELogs for more than three years. Photo: Renegade Wire Line Services

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Oilfield Company No Renegade When it Comes to ELDs

Todd Caughey was a state trooper for 25 years who retired and took on a new career as HSE/DOT Compliance Supervisor for Renegade Wire Line Services. The company put in electronic logs back in 2014, so he has an unusual perspective on enforcement of the electronic logging device mandate.

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Ready or Not: 5 Important Questions in the Countdown to ELDs

Fred Fakkema, VP of compliance at Zonar Systems, and Annette Sandberg, former administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, answer in depth five pressing questions of concern to fleets as the Dec. 18 ELD mandate compliance deadline looms ever closer.

Mike Narvaez, safety and compliance director for R&amp;amp;M, talks about the benefits of getting rid of piles of paper. Photo: Fleetmatics

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Moving From Paper to ELDs Saves Time for Midwest Carrier

Moving from paper to electronic hours of service tracking has made it easier for everyone from drivers to dispatchers to operations at R&M Trucking, which has terminals in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas.

From left, Greg Eddy, president and CEO of Venture Logistics; Don Hinkle, vice president of equipment services at YRC Worldwide; and  Maverick Vice President of Maintenance Mike Jeffress. Photo by Evan Lockridge

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Fleets Talk ELDs, Specs, Self-Driving Trucks on FTR Equipment Panel

How fleets think about equipment, electronic logging devices and even the future of autonomous vehicles were in the spotlight Wednesday afternoon at the annual FTR Transportation Conference in Indianapolis, as three trucking fleet people spoke on a panel about the challenges they face in today’s uncertain trucking environment.

Is that an AOBRD or an ELD? Photo: Roehl Transport

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What You Need to Know About ELD Mandate Enforcement

Whether you’ve got your electronic logging devices on order, or you’re still researching your options, there are many questions out there regarding just what’s going to happen at the roadside when the ELD mandate goes into effect Dec. 18.

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