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.

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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

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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.

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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.

Mooney spoke about the disconnect between how trucking companies view some of the Alliance&amp;rsquo;s enforcement and what the CVSA is actually trying to accomplish. Photo: CVSA

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CVSA Director Talks ELDs, Enforcement, and the Future

In a wide ranging interview, CVSA executive director Collin Mooney spoke about the ELD Mandate, out of service violations and the future of commercial safety enforcement.

DOT has taken issue with how FMSCA plans to collect data on driver detention. Photo: Dept.of Transportation

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DOT Digs into Data on Driver Detention

An audit slams the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s plan to collect data on driver detention, noting that the data collected “may not accurately describe how the diverse trucking industry experiences driver detention, which would limit any further analysis of [detention’s] impacts.”

PeopleNet has issued an advisory on the need for an AOBRD waiver of the ELD rule for its customers. Photo: PeopleNet

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PeopleNet Explains Need for AOBRD Waiver for ELD Rule

With the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration having granted a waiver that gives PeopleNet customers that integrate existing AOBRDs with fleet management and safety systems until March 18 to continue installing ELD-compatible devices running AOBRD software, the supplier has put together material to help address the need for the waiver.

Twenty-five Congressmen have wriiten to FMCSA in support of OOIDA&#39;s request for a five-year ELD exemption for certain motor carriers.

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Dozens of Congressmen Go to Bat for OOIDA ELD Exemption Request

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has garnered the support of over two dozen Congressmen in the form of a letter from them to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that encourages the agency to grant OOIDA’s pending application for a 5-year exemption from the ELD rule.

The Trucking Alliance, which consists of motor carrier members, contends that granting a 5-year exemption to smaller carriers would &#39;gut&#39; the ELD rule. Photo: Knight Transportation

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5-Year Exemption Would 'Gut’ ELD Rule, Truck Safety Groups Say

Is there such a thing as too big an exemption to the electronic logging rule? That’s the gist of joint comments submitted to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration by a safety advocacy group composed of motor carriers and a highway-safety lobby.

Old Dominion Freight Line is seeking a one-year exemption from the ELD mandate. Photo: ODFL

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FMCSA: Carriers Stymied by PeopleNet AOBRD Issue May Seek Exemption

The FMCSA is considering a request by one motor carrier for a one-year exemption from electronic logging rules so that its AOBRD/ELD provider can provide a specific type of software as having been made “on behalf of all motor carriers in similar situations concerning the integration of PeopleNet’s ELD software into fleet management systems.”

With the ELD mandate now in place, the next step is to educate fleet owners, managers and drivers on how to best use the data and high-level information they can now access. Photo: Omnitracs

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How Trucking Has Evolved and Where It Could be Going

The transportation and supply chain industry has evolved immensely throughout the past year. In 2018, with new technologies in our cabs and the ELD mandate in effect, more eyes will be on our industry.

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USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
The ELD Mandate Grandfather Clause: Converting AOBRDs to ELDs
The ELD Mandate went into effect last December and it included a grandfather clause, a two-year period to convert AOBRDs to ELDs. Read this white paper to understand the grandfather clause and learn how leading fleet Crete Carrier Corporation is navigating it.
Hours of Service (HOS) Inspections
With the ELD mandate in effect, HOS inspections are inevitable. Today’s GPS fleet tracking systems can help make passing inspections easier.
Electronic Logging Devices: The Next Generation of Recordkeeping
An ebook covering the transition from paper logs to digital ones. It describes the types of solutions available along with their pros and cons. The ebook also provides tips on how to implement the solution with your team.
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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