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August 5, 2015

ELD Mandate Update

A review of key topics addressed in the recently issued Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on electronic logging devices

June 26, 2015

Senate Advances Pro-Trucking Measures

Before heading out the door on June 26 for an 11-day Congressional recess, the Republican majority in the Senate flexed its political muscle to move forward an array of legislative efforts widely favored if not outright lobbied for by trucking stakeholders.

April 27, 2015

Omnitracs Launches ELD Information Site

Omnitracs, LLC has launched an informational website on the upcoming electronic logging device mandate-- www.ELDfacts.com.

April 17, 2015

DOT Delays Speed-Limiter, Safety-Fitness Rules; ELD on Track

A final rule mandating electronic logging devices will still be published in September, while publication of a proposed rule to mandate speed limiters and one to establish a carrier safety-fitness determination system have been delayed a month.

March 20, 2015

Technology Drives Down CSA Scores

When it comes to improving fleet operations, no matter the immediate issue at hand, technology, in all its forms, is becoming the “go-to” tool.

June 6, 2014

Funding Bill Sets Deadline for ELD Mandate: January 30, 2015

The bill that would suspend the new 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule also sets a deadline for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to publish its electronic logging device mandate: January 30, 2015.

May 29, 2014

VDO RoadLog Enables E-Logging on Legacy Vehicles

Continental's VDO RoadLog electronic logging device is now compatible with older trucks using pre-diagnostic port technology, as well as current models.

May 20, 2014

Verizon, J.J. Keller Developing New Electronic Compliance System

Verizon Networkfleet and J.J. Keller & Associates have reached an agreement to develop the trucking industry’s first integrated, GPS fleet management solution, which will provide complete performance and compliance management.

May 15, 2014

An Extra Month for Electronic Logging Comments

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is allowing an extra month for comments on its proposed electronic logging rule. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, representing state police and other enforcement interests, had asked the agency for the one-month extension.

March 27, 2014

ELD Proposal Open for Comments

The clock has started for comments on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed electronic log mandate. The proposal will be published in the Federal Register Friday March 28, starting a two-month period when the agency will accept comments.

March 17, 2014

Video: Are ELDs a Driver Harassment Device or a Critical Safety and Compliance Tool?

This pro-electronic-log video from The Trucking Alliance talks to fleet management and drivers about the benefits of electronic logging devices, or ELDs. The video was posted in January, but with last week's unveiling of the actual ELD proposal, it's worth another look.

March 13, 2014

Electronic Log Proposal Takes on Long-Standing Issues

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed electronic log mandate, unveiled Thursday, takes on a broad range of issues that have dogged the 15-year effort to draft a rule. HDT's Oliver Patton reports on what's in the 256-page proposal that would require drivers who fill out paper logs to eventually switch to electronic logging devices, or ELDs.

March 13, 2014

FMCSA Proposes Electronic Logbook Regulations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration just unveiled its proposal for mandatory electronic logbooks, or "Electronic Logging Devices," for interstate commercial truck and bus drivers.

October 20, 2013

J.J. Keller Says It's the First to Offer E-Log/Fleet Management System on Apple Products

J.J. Keller announced Saturday that its Encompass E-log and fleet management system is now compatible with iPhone and iPad through the KellerMobile app, the first in the industry to be certified by Apple.

September 6, 2013

J. J. Keller Launches Compliance Tablet

J. J. Keller & Associates Inc. recently unveiled the Compliance Tablet, a mobile device with Keller’s patented E-Log technology built in. The Compliance Tablet offers fleet managers a simple, one-step option for making the transition to E-Logs. The device will be available Oct. 1.

July 23, 2013

DOT Report Says to Expect Three FMCSA Proposals Soon

The U.S. Transportation Department has released its semi-annual regulatory agenda summarizing of all current and projected rulemakings. On the near-term agenda are a drug and alcohol testing database, no-defect DVIRs and electronic driver logs.

June 20, 2013

When Minutes Count

DOT officers were diligently digging their way through fuel receipts and other bits of evidence to uncover the ugly truth: drivers were cheating on their logs in order to get home for the weekend.

June 18, 2013

EOBR/ELD Proposal Advances from FMCSA to DOT Secretary’s Office

No matter if you call them electronic on-board recorders, electronic logging devices, or black boxes, a proposal to mandate their use is slowly winding its was through the bureaucratic hands of the federal government, putting it closer to publication.

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