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April 19, 2018 - Industry News

Despite Full ELD Enforcement, Truck Capacity Increased

It's hard to deny that electronic logging devices have had an effect on the trucking industry in the short time since they were mandated, but it might not be in the ways you'd expect. HDT File Image

It's hard to deny that electronic logging devices have had an effect on the trucking industry in the short time since they were mandated, but it might not be in the ways you'd expect.

Tags: Hours of Service, Owner-Operators, Capacity, DAT Solutions, ELD Mandate, ELDs

April 18, 2018 - Industry News

FMCSA Now Recording ELD Violations in SMS

Violations of the ELD rule found during roadside inspections since full enforcement kicked in are now being used in the Safety Measurement System. Image: FMCSA

Violations of the electronic logging device rule found during roadside inspections since full enforcement kicked in on April 1 are now being used in the Safety Measurement System that drives the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Carrier, Safety, Accountability enforcement program.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Hours of Service, ELD Mandate

March 30, 2018 - Industry News

House Bill Aims to Bend 14-Hour Clock for Truck Drivers

Newly proposed bill would allow truckers a daily break of up to 3 consecutive hours that would not eat into their 14-hour on-duty allotment.

A newly proposed bill would allow truck drivers a daily break of up to 3 consecutive hours that would not eat into the 14-hour on-duty allotment afforded them by federal Hours of Service rules.

Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, U.S. House of Representatives

March 21, 2018 - Industry News

RoadCheck Inspections Will Focus on Hours of Service Compliance

This year's CVSA RoadCheck will focus on hours of service compliance in its roadside inspections. Photo: CVSA

With electronic logging device implementation a major topic for trucking in 2018, this year’s International RoadCheck inspection blitz will focus on hours of service compliance.

Tags: Hours of Service, CVSA, Roadcheck, ELDs, ELD Mandate

March 15, 2018 - Industry News

TRALA Requests ELD Exemption Extension Through December

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

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.

Tags: FMCSA, TRALA, Hours of Service, ELDs, ELD Mandate

March 13, 2018 - Industry News

FMCSA Issues New 90-Day ELD Waiver for Ag Haulers

FMCSA is granting an additional 90-day temporary waiver from the ELD rule for “agriculture-related transportation.” Photo: J.J. Keller

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.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Hours of Service, CVSA, ELDs, Agricultural Fleets, ELD Mandate, Personal Conveyance

December 29, 2017 - Industry News

USA Today Finds Drivers Being Overworked at Ports

Photo: Volvo Group

Drivers may be working shifts of up to 20 hours per day for six days a week at two major Southern California ports, sometimes contributing to fatal accidents, according to a report in USA Today – but port trucking companies say the story is misleading.

Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Hours of Service, Port of Long Beach, Driver Fatigue, Fatal Accidents, Ports

December 19, 2017 - Industry News

Canada Unveils Plan for its Own ELD Mandate

Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada. Photo via Wikimedia Commons<br />

Canada’s federal government has unveiled plans to mandate electronic logging devices in trucks, largely echoing rules that officially took hold in the U.S. on Dec. 18.

Tags: Canada, Hours of Service, ELDs, ELD Mandate

December 18, 2017 - Industry News

ELD Mandate Finally Arrives, to Growing Pains and Praise

The electronic logging device rule kicked in on Dec. 18 and enforcement has begun across the country.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, ATA, Hours of Service, CVSA, ELDs, ELD Mandate

December 12, 2017 - Product News

Zonar Confirms ELD Data Transfer Works in FMCSA Testing

Photo via Zonar

Zonar has successfully completed testing with the FMCSA to confirm that data transfer works between its Zonar Logs electronic logging solution and an authorized safety official’s laptop.

Tags: Hours of Service, Zonar, Enforcement, ELDs, ELD Mandate

November 20, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA to Issue 90-Day ELD Waiver to Ag Haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be issuing to haulers of agricultural commodities a 90-day temporary waiver of the new electronic logging device mandate, and also is clarifying how ELDs will work with the personal conveyance provision and the 150 air miles hours-of-service exemption of the hours of service regulations.

Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, ELD Mandate, Drivers, Hours of Service

October 22, 2017 - Product News

Lytx Rair Can Monitor ELDs for Compliance

Photo: Lytx

ORLANDO - Lytx Rair has added new functionality to manage fleet hours of service and safety accountability, compliance to reduce the risk of violations.

Tags: Compliance, Fleet Management Software, CSA, Hours of Service, ELDs, Lytx, ATA MC&E

October 4, 2017 - Product News

Telogis Enlists Former FMCSA Administrator to Verify ELD

Annette Sandberg Photo: TransSafe Consulting

Former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Association Administrator Annette Sandberg has verified that the Telogis Electronic Logging Device will meet federally mandated requirements, Telogis announced.

Tags: FMCSA, Certification, Hours of Service, ELDs, ELD Mandate

September 27, 2017 - Industry News

OOIDA Now Fighting ELD Rule with Coalition Support

Phtoo: Eroad

A coalition consisting of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and 30 other transportation-related associations has been formed to back proposed legislation that would delay implementation of the electronic logging device mandate for two years.

Tags: Legislation, Hours of Service, OOIDA, Owner-Operators, ELDs, ELD Mandate

September 1, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Suspends Rules in 26 States to Help Fuel, Supplies Flow after Harvey

FMCSA is suspending certain trucking regulations in 26 states and the District of Columbia to aide in the recovery effort from Hurricane Harvey. Image: FMCSA

To aid in the effort to bring supplies and fuel to areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the State of Texas have lifted several trucking regulations to cut down on red tape and smooth the flow of goods.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Texas, Hours of Service, Disaster Relief, Hurricane Harvey

August 21, 2017 - Product News

Magellan Self-Certifies its ELD Solution

Photo: Magellan

GPS navigation firm Magellan has announced self-certifying its electronic logging device tracking solution in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration guidelines.

Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, Magellan, ELDs, ELD Mandate

August 1, 2017 - Product News

Donlen Partners with J.J. Keller on ELD Solution

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By partnering with J. J. Keller, Donlen is able to offer customers a compliant ELD solution that is simple and flexible for fleets, with ELDs that install quickly and are compatible with all vehicle classes (1-8).

Tags: Regulations, J.J. Keller, Donlen, ELDs, Hours of Service, Fleet Management Companies

July 14, 2017 - Industry News

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.

Tags: ELDs, ELD Mandate, Hours of Service

June 12, 2017 - Industry News

OOIDA Vows to Continue Fight Against Mandatory ELDs

OOIDA claims ELDs aren&#39;t any more effective at preventing crashes than paper logs. Photo: Roehl

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.

Tags: Regulations, OOIDA, ELD Mandate, U.S. Supreme Court, Hours of Service

June 5, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Split Sleeper Berth Pilot Program

Photo: FMCSA

Hoping to develop “statistically reliable evidence” on whether split-sleeper-berth time affects driver safety performance and fatigue, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing a pilot program that would give a limited number of CDL holders temporary relief from the existing sleeper-berth regulation of the hours of service rule.

Tags: FMCSA, HOS, Split Sleeper Berth, Hours of Service

April 28, 2017 - Industry News

Fatal Accident Leads FMCSA to Investigate Small Alabama Carrier

A fatal accident involving a driver falling asleep at the wheel led the FMCSA to investigate Beatrice, Ala.-based J&L Trucking and order its vehicles off the road.

Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, Out of Service, Imminent Hazard, Records Management

April 5, 2017 - Industry News

Virginia Trucking Companies, Execs Indicted for Hours of Service Conspiracy

Two Virginia-based trucking companies and their executives have been charged with conspiracy, falsifying records, false statements, wire fraud, wire fraud conspiracy, and money laundering conspiracy related to hours of service and labor violations.

Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, Office of Inspector General, Crime

March 6, 2017 - Industry News

No 'Net Benefit' Found in Controversial 34-Hour Restart Provisions

Photo: Jim Park

A DOT study apparently has failed to “explicitly identify a net benefit” from two suspended provisions of the hours of service rules regarding the 34-hour restart.

Tags: Hours of Service, Office of Inspector General, 34-Hour Restart

January 12, 2017 - Industry News

Driver Detention Rule Shelved For Now

A federal rule regulating driver detention may be shelved for the foreseeable future.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Hours of Service, Detention Pay, Delivery Delays

January 3, 2017 - Product News

J.J. Keller Offers Educational ELD Mandate Prep Event

Image via J.J. Keller &amp;amp; Associates

The trucking consulting firm J.J. Keller & Associates has announced a new educational event to help fleets prepare for the changes brought on by the upcoming ELD mandate called Practical Guidance for ELog Success: From Ideas to Plan.

Tags: Training, J.J. Keller, Hours of Service, Electronic Logging Devices, ELD Mandate

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