ELD Mandate

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March 16, 2018

FMCSA: A Driver Found Lacking Required ELD May Finish Trip

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has advised how the electronic logging device mandate will be enforced beginning April 1, 2018, when the period of “soft enforcement” ends.

March 15, 2018

TRALA Requests ELD Exemption Extension Through December

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.

March 14, 2018

ELD Rule: Three Paths to Compliance

Three small fleets share their methods to choose and implement electronic logging systems, integrate electronic compliance into their business processes, instruct drivers, and manage enforcement under the new rules.

March 13, 2018

FMCSA Issues New 90-Day ELD Waiver for Ag Haulers

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.

March 12, 2018

FTR: 'Capacity Crisis' Boosting Truck and Trailer Order Forecasts

FTR has increased its Class 8 and trailer order forecasts as a result of increased demand for equipment caused by what the research firm calls a "capacity crisis."

March 9, 2018

FMCSA, Teletrac Navman to Host ELD Q&A Webinar

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Teletrac Navman have announced a co-hosted webinar on top ELD industry questions taking place March 12.

March 5, 2018

Q. If a driver operating from Canada or Mexico is stopped for inspection by U.S. authorities, how must the driver verify his or her compliance to the ELD rule?

A. Drivers operating in the U.S., who are subject to the ELD rule, must record all of his or her time operating in the U.S. on an ELD, and...

March 5, 2018

Q. Is it possible for a fleet to set up two accounts for the same driver reflecting both exempt and regular status?

A. No, the ELD rule clearly prohibits having multiple accounts for one driver. Instead...

February 27, 2018

ELD Mandate Enforcement Kicks in for Real April 1

Although the electronic logging device mandate went into effect in December, the full-enforcement of the rule – and all of its penalties – is fast approaching on April 1.

February 14, 2018

Electronic Log Data May Help Drive Hours-of-Service Reform

For truckers, it’s the Holy Grail of regulatory reform. Who would not want to see the Hours of Service rules more closely reflect the real world of driving trucks?

February 13, 2018

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.

February 8, 2018

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.

February 7, 2018

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.

February 2, 2018

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.

February 2, 2018

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.

February 1, 2018

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.

February 1, 2018

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.”

January 31, 2018

Q. I’ve heard that there’s a new waiver for rental trucks? Is that true?

A. Yes, that is true. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has published a waiver...

January 31, 2018

Q. I have an AOBRD that has just become inoperable, but is still under warranty. Can I replace it with a new, working unit?

A. Yes, if your AOBRD is still under warranty and became inoperable after the Dec. 18, 2017, deadline, then you can replace it with...


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