ELDs – Time to Comply

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The ELD Rule: Time to Comply

The electronic logging device mandate, effective on Dec. 18, 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. Whether you already are using e-logs or you've waited till the last minute, download this special supplement by HDT's editors to learn more.

HOS rules were created in 1930 and would remain fundamentally unchanged until 1995, when Congress directed the DOT to establish a new set rules incorporating the latest scientific understanding of human fatigue and alertness.


Where Did the Hours of Service Rules Come From, Anyway?

How the hours of service rules for truck drivers ever became a safety regulation is a question that has vexed many in the industry.

Short-term truck rental operators are asking for more time from FMCSA to figure out a way to stay compliant with the ELD mandate. Photo: TRALA


TRALA Requests ELD Exemption Extension Through December

The Truck Rental and Leasing Association has petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for an extension to its current 90-day ELD rule waiver for short-term rental trucks that would extend through the end of the year.

Hi-Lite Airfield Services LLC, an airport pavement markings, runway rubber removal, and airfield maintenance contractor, had a specific compliance need from its ELD system &amp;mdash; to understand trucks&amp;rsquo; runway work for the purposes of calculating hours of service. (Photo courtesy of HiLite)


ELD Rule: Three Paths to Compliance

Three small fleets share their methods to choose and implement electronic logging systems, integrate electronic compliance into their business processes, instruct drivers, and manage enforcement under the new rules.

FMCSA is granting an additional 90-day temporary waiver from the ELD rule for &amp;ldquo;agriculture-related transportation.&amp;rdquo; Photo: J.J. Keller


FMCSA Issues New 90-Day ELD Waiver for Ag Haulers

The FMCSA is granting an additional 90-day temporary waiver from the electronic logging rule for “agriculture-related transportation.” During that time period, the agency says it will also publish "final guidance" on both the agricultural air-mile exemption within the hours of service rule and on the use of the personal conveyance adjustment by all motor carriers operating under the ELD rule.


FMCSA, Teletrac Navman to Host ELD Q&A Webinar

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Teletrac Navman have announced a co-hosted webinar on top ELD industry questions taking place March 12.

Photo courtesy of Verizon Connect.


Verizon Connect Combines Three Mobile Workforce Solutions

Verizon Connect has launched as the integrated business entity that's the product of $5 billion in investments, including acquisitions of several connected vehicle providers, Verizon has announced.

CVSA&amp;rsquo;s Kerri Wirachowsky speaking about ELD enforcement after the April 1 deadline. Photo: Jim Beach


ELD Mandate Enforcement Kicks in for Real April 1

Although the electronic logging device mandate went into effect in December, the full-enforcement of the rule – and all of its penalties – is fast approaching on April 1.


Magellan Offers ELD Solution for Apple Devices

Magellan has released the iOS version of the company’s low-cost electronic logging device solution for owner-operators.

Deborah Lockridge


Commentary: The ELD Mandate's Unanswered Question

Reactions to the long-delayed, long-debated, long-contested ELD mandate that took (partial) effect in December have been all over the map, finds Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge.

Citations have increased for violations related to AOBRDs during ELD transition. Graph courtesy FTR.


ELD Mandate: Exemptions, Uneven Enforcement Obscure Impact

It’s impossible to gauge the full impact of the electronic logging device mandate yet, between temporary exemptions and a phased-in enforcement period, and in fact we may not know the true effect on the industry until rates soften significantly, according to FTR analysts.

What Law Enforcement is Looking for and How to Avoid Being Cited
Do you know what officers are looking for during ELD inspections? Download this guide to learn what to expect at roadside and how to avoid costly citations.
Choosing an ELD Solution: What to Ask
Do you know what to look for in an ELD? Learn the top features and functions so you can make the right choice for the long run.
5 Traps to Avoid When Choosing an ELD
The ELD Mandate has passed, but it’s not too late to find a compliant solution that also makes your fleet more competitive and productive. Here are five traps to avoid when considering a provider.
The ELD Rule: Time to Comply
HDT's editors endeavored to find answers to the most common questions that arise, from the basics to the most minute details.

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