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April 19, 2018

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.

April 18, 2018

Verizon Connect Talks ELDs, Rebranding, and Solutions [Video]

Verizon Connect has unified three leading telematics providers on one platform. Heavy Duty Trucking executive editor David Cullen talks to Hector Garcia, marketing manager, who explains Verizon Connect's mobile workforce solutions for trucking fleets.

April 18, 2018

Q. I recently discovered that a driver in a team didn’t log his activities, and instead they were assigned to his co-driver. What’s the recommended way to fix the drivers’ records?

A. As with other mistakes on drivers’ records, if time is assigned to the incorrect driver in a team driving situation...

April 18, 2018

Q. I’ve heard that it’s the fleet’s responsibility to make sure we’re using a registered ELD. Is that true?

A. Yes, it is the fleet’s responsibility to ensure that the ELD devices on their trucks are registered...

April 10, 2018

Zed Connect Opens U.S. Headquarters

Cummins subsidiary company Zed Connect has opened its headquarters in Calabasas, Calif., housing the company’s executive staff, research and development, engineering, design, product management, accounting and marketing.

April 5, 2018

Get Dinged Wrongly for an ELD Violation? Here's How to Challenge It

Full enforcement of the electronic logging device mandate that went into effect April 1 means you may need to challenge incorrect citations and inspection reports. Here are tips for filing successful Data Q challenges.

April 2, 2018

One Thing You Need to Do if You're Using Grandfathered AOBRDs

If you’re using automatic onboard recording devices to track driver hours of service under the grandfather clause of the electronic logging device mandate, there’s something very important you need to do by mid-June, says a former commercial vehicle enforcement official who’s now a transportation consultant.

April 2, 2018

Truck Drivers Operating Without ELD May Now be Put Out of Service

Now that the April 1 "hard enforcement" deadline has passed on the electronic logging device mandate, property-carrying commercial motor vehicle drivers operating their vehicle without a required registered electronic logging device or a grandfathered automatic on-board recording device will be placed out of service for 10 hours, according to CVSA.

March 29, 2018

Impact of Full ELD Enforcement: ‘A Firehose of Violations’

Not just the illegally unprepared may feel the shock starting April 1, when full enforcement of the electronic logging device rule kicks in. That’s because everyone required to operate with an ELD will face “a firehose of violations” issued roadside by law enforcement, predicts Steve Bryan, president of Vigillo.

March 29, 2018

Geotab, Garmin Offer ELD Bundle

Telematics provider Geotab has begun offering the Geotab Garmin ELD Bundle, which it says is a driver-friendly and durable solution for ELD compliance that helps fleets improve productivity, increase driver safety, and strengthen compliance.

March 29, 2018

Q. Recently, because of a hardware failure, I had to replace the ELD in one of our fleet’s trucks. What do I need to do to make sure that driver’s records are up-to-date?

A. In the case of replacement — because of a hardware or other failure — or equipment reset, it’s required that...

March 29, 2018

Q. During the course of the week, my drivers switch trucks several times. We’re using two different ELD solutions from different providers that are incompatible with each other, so there’s a high prob

A. It’s the responsibility of the fleet and the driver to make sure that all of the record of duty status (RODS) information required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA), including hours of service (HOS) data, is available for review during a roadside inspection...

March 29, 2018

ELD Mandate: 10 Things You Need to Know as Full Enforcement Hits

The "soft enforcement" period for the new electronic logs mandate is over as of April 1. Here are 10 things that can help you make sure you're legal.

March 28, 2018

Convoy Offers Automated Detention Pay

The Convoy freight matching service is offering to pay for extended delays that are out of a driver’s control with a new Automated Detention feature.

March 27, 2018

Trucker Path Launches ELD Solution

Trucker Path is now offering an electronic logging device. The device is free and uses a monthly subscription for logging services.

March 23, 2018

Stoneridge Launches 24/7 Tech Support for ELD Solution

Electronic logging device provider Stoneridge has launched 24/7 technical support for the Stoneridge EZ-ELD, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

March 21, 2018

ELD Mandate: Don’t Rest Easy If You’re Grandfathered with AOBRDs

The roughly two-year grace period for grandfathered users of AOBRDs buys time, but it risks complicating things for trucking fleets in the future.

March 21, 2018

RoadCheck Inspections Will Focus on Hours of Service Compliance

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.

March 15, 2018

Where Did the Hours of Service Rules Come From, Anyway?

How the hours of service rules for truck drivers ever became a safety regulation is a question that has vexed many in the industry.

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