ELDs – Time to Comply

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FMCSA Posts ELD File-Checker Tool Online

One of the bugaboos to the quick adoption by fleets of electronic logging devices compliant to the new rule has been the question of how—or when— users can be certain that the mandated devices will be able to electronically transfer data files of records of duty status for review by law enforcement officials who use portable computers.

Photo: ERoad

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FMCSA Takes Driver ELD Education on the Road

The FMCSA has announced a public education and outreach campaign to help commercial driver transition to electronic logging devices called the ELD Implementation Tour.

OOIDA claims ELDs aren't any more effective at preventing crashes than paper logs. Photo: Roehl

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OOIDA Vows to Continue Fight Against Mandatory ELDs

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association says it’s not giving up on its battle against mandatory electronic logging devices, despite its failure to get the Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of the ELD mandate that goes into effect this December.

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a challenge to the ELD mandate. Photo: Public domain

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Supreme Court Denies Petition to Hear ELD Challenge

Those who were waiting to adopt electronic logging devices hoping the Supreme Court would overturn the ELD mandate as unconstitutional will be disappointed to learn the court has rejected the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's petition.

Image via FMCSA

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FMCSA to Hold Live ELD Q&A Sessions in July

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that in July, it will hold two live question-and-answer sessions about electronic logging devices.

Photo: ERoad

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Public Meeting to Discuss ELD Technical Specifications

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced it will hold a public meeting May 9 to discuss technical specifications for electronic logging devices that are scheduled to become mandatory for trucking fleets this December.

One ELD provider, Eroad, is using a third-party verification program to help give customers peace of mind. Photo: Eroad

Articles

ELD Certification: What Does it Really Mean?

Motor carriers beware: FMCSA does NOT “certify” ELDs. What you need to understand about the electronic logging device mandate's "self-certification" process and how to help make sure you have a compliant device.

Deborah Lockridge

Articles

Commentary: Separating Electronic Logs and Hours of Service

The underlying issue for many fleets really isn’t so much the notion of using an electronic device to track driver hours — it is the hours of service regulations themselves.

Articles

14 Things You Need to Know Before ELDs Become Mandatory

Come Dec. 17, the paper logbooks that truck drivers have been required to use to track their hours of work and rest since the 1930s will be history for interstate trucking operations. Here are 14 things you need to know before that day arrives.

Photos: Best Yet Express

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California Carrier Builds Own ELD

California carrier Best Yet Express decided to develop its own ELD system, which would go beyond the ELD mandate that kicks in this December and become a true productivity tool.

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