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October 20, 2017

FMCSA Issues Two Narrow ELD Exemptions to All Carriers

Having decided to grant part of a United Parcel Service request for a limited 5-year exemption from some provisions of the electronic logging device mandate, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will now allow all motor carriers — not just UPS — and drivers to make use of two new temporary exemptions from the ELD rule.

October 16, 2017

Q. What is driver harassment in the context of the ELD mandate, and how is it addressed?

A. In the context of the ELD mandate, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) defines harassment as an action a fleet takes toward one its drivers that it knew...

October 16, 2017

Q. ELD records can be “edited” and “annotated” according to the rule, what’s the difference?

A. According to the FMCSA’s technical specifications, an edit is a change to an ELD record that doesn’t overwrite the original record...

October 16, 2017

Q. If a driver can’t transfer ELD data electronically to an official at a roadside stop, will the driver be ruled out of compliance?

A. No the driver will not be ruled out of compliance in this situation...

October 5, 2017

AmeriPride Offers First-Aid Kit for Fleet Drivers

AmeriPride has begun offering a first-aid kit that's designed for vehicle fleets and can be purchased by any company with a fleet, the linen and uniform service provider has announced.

September 20, 2017

Celadon Trucking Services Getting Out of Driver Training Business

Days after it announced it was selling off its flatbed division, Indiana-based Celadon said it’s getting out of the driver training business.

September 13, 2017

Can a Fleet of Many Colors Help Recruit and Retain Drivers?

In the quest to attract and retain drivers, these three trucking companies have found that a fleet of colorful tractors is one stepping stone on the path to success. Learn why in Deborah Lockridge's All That's Trucking blog.

September 11, 2017

ATA Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

American Trucking Associations kicked off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, a week-long celebration of the trucking industry’s 3.5 million professional truck drivers.

September 7, 2017

Blue Tree’s Anticipation Feature Tracks Braking Efficiency

Blue Tree Systems introduced a new feature called Anticipation, which tracks and measures the gap between acceleration and brake usage in normal driving.

September 6, 2017

CRST Asks Court to Dismiss Service Dog Accommodation Case

CRST has asked a Florida court to either dismiss or transfer a lawsuit from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that alleged the carrier failed to accommodate a prospective employee with a service dog.

September 6, 2017

Hub Group Adopts SmartDrive Video Safety Platform

Hub Group has adopted the SmartDrive video-based safety platform for its fleet of more than 2,600 tractors, with the aim of improving driver safety and fuel economy.

September 5, 2017

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.

September 1, 2017

Costco Drops California Fleet Accused of Abusive Labor Practices

In the wake of a report in June by USA Today showcasing extreme examples of alleged labor abuse,Costco said it will no longer do business with Pacific 9 Transport, a fleet based in Southern California.

August 28, 2017

Truckers Probably Pulled Over to Watch the Eclipse

Video-based telematics provider Lytx found that truck drivers seemed to join in with the rest of the country last week to catch a glimpse of the eclipse, according to data from trucks equipped with its DriveCam system.

August 25, 2017

Q. How can telematics be used to improve driver behavior?

A. By monitoring a driver’s behavior in near real-time fleet managers can identify

August 23, 2017

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.

August 22, 2017

15 DHL Drivers Compete in Safe Driving Competition

DHL's top 15 couriers competed for the company's safest driver award in Dallas earlier this month in the second Safe-Driving Rodeo competition, the company announced.

August 15, 2017

UPS Turns to Virtual Reality to Train Drivers

UPS will begin using cutting-edge virtual reality technology to train drivers at UPS Integrad training facilities.

August 15, 2017

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.

August 14, 2017

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.

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