Safety & Compliance

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.

A single index finger was all that was needed to whip this Peterbilt through a Figure-8 course with ZF's Reax steering system. Photo: Jack Roberts

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Quick Spin: ZF’s Reax Electronic Steering System

A new electronic steering augmentation system from ZF can help drivers reduce stress while boosting safety.

Photo: ERoad

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Why the ELD Mandate is a Problem for Temp Drivers

For drivers working for a driver service or temporary driver pool, how do they transfer their logs from one carrier to another? The short answer is, they can't.

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ELDs Can Open the Door to Big Data

Why settle for simple electronic logging when it can serve as a total fleet management solution in a box?

Depending on whether an owner-operator is running a single truck or a small fleet, the fleet management software options available on most devices may or may not be needed. Photo: J.J. Keller

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What Owner-Operators and Small Fleets Need to Know about ELDs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's electronic logging device mandate is causing a lot of confusion and concern among the smallest fleets and single truck owner-operators. With just four months until the regulation comes into force, here are a few things to consider as we brace for December 18 – the date the mandate kicks in.

News reports on the Trump adminstration's move to halt a sleep apnea rule for truck drivers were mostly negative in their coverage. Photo: Volvo Group

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Scuttling of Sleep Apnea Screening Proposal Draws Heated Reactions

The Trump administration's move to halt progress on a proposal that would have required sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers was met with largely negative reactions in press reports from around the country and the world.

Despite how easy it is to install electronic logging devices and having the ability to use an app to log time, “it still takes fleet management and drivers generally a couple of months to get comfortable with the technology,” advises Tom Reader of ELD supplier J.J. Keller. Photos: J.J. Keller

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The Clock is Ticking on ELD Compliance

Carriers and drivers have a scant four months to be running under the FMCSA's new electronic logging rule.

The roundtable discussion was hosted by the U.S. National Safety Council. Photo: Stephane Babcock

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Driver Assistance Technology as a Co-Pilot

Advanced driver assistance systems, like the ones that sound an alarm if you’re tailgating or even apply vehicle brakes automatically, are proving themselves to be more than a novelty.

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10 Things Drivers Do to Get Pulled Over

A longtime state patrol officer offers his real-world observations on the most common reasons drivers get pulled over.

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The Definitive Guide to Buying an Electronic Logging Device
How do I select the right ELD for my fleet? What are the expected costs? How do I select the right vendor? This definitive guide answers all key questions about buying an electronic logging device and how to make the best decision for your fleet.
Why Fleets Should Be Looking Beyond ELD
With the ELD Mandate deadline looming, fleets are understandably focused on ensuring they are compliant. But many fleets are planning to minimally comply, investing as little as possible in ELD technology – for those fleets, ELDs will always be a cost center. For fleets taking a long-term view, ELDs can be a profit center.
Understanding Electronic Logging Devices
On December 18th, 2017, companies who are already required to have their drivers keep paper logs to record Hours of Service (HOS) will now be required to switch to electronic logging devices (ELDs). Find out answers to your questions about what this means for your company and your drivers in this eBook.
ELD Exemption Guide
The ELD compliance deadline will be here before you know it. Find out if you’re exempt with this complimentary ELD exemption assessment.
How to Pick the Right ELD Provider for Your Fleet
Choosing the right ELD solution takes time. Fleets need to make sure that the ELD not only meets the technical requirements, but the requirements of its business operations, and that the provider can adequately support the overall business needs now and in the future.
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