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December 14, 2017

Commentary: 5 Takeaways From 2017

One of the reasons HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge enjoys covering trucking is because there’s always something new to write about. Here are her top 5 takeaways from the changing trucking landscape in 2017.

December 14, 2017

How Secure is Your ELD?

Ever since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration opened up its self-certification registration system for mandatory electronic logging devices, there have been a number of new-entrant companies offering ELDs – but how confident can you be that those devices are safe from hacking or data breaches?

December 12, 2017

Zonar Confirms ELD Data Transfer Works in FMCSA Testing

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.

December 12, 2017

TRALA Scores 90-Day ELD Waiver for Short-Term Truck Rentals

A 90-day waiver from the electronic logging device mandate will soon be issued for carriers operating short-term rental trucks (defined as 30 days or less) by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

December 11, 2017

Magellan Targets Owner-Operators with ELD

Magellan has launched its own electronic logging device solution, specifically targeted to owner-operators looking for an affordable way to comply before and beyond the ELD mandate deadline.

December 11, 2017

Survey: Owner-Operators More Unprepared for ELD Deadline Than Fleets

Nearly half of respondents to a poll by Help Inc. had not yet selected an electronic logging device two weeks ahead of the Dec. 18 deadline.

December 11, 2017

ELD Face-off: Two Sides of the Looming Mandate

With just a week to go until the much-debated electronic logging device rule kicks in on Dec. 18, HDT asked top officials of two trucking associations that have been outspoken in their support or criticism of the far-reaching mandate to weigh in on several key aspects.

December 7, 2017

Q. How do I know if my drivers or vehicles may be exempt from having to use or be equipped with an ELD? Can you tell me all of the exemptions under the rule?

A. There are a number of ELD recordkeeping exemptions and exceptions that may affect certain fleets...

December 7, 2017

OOIDA: States Should Review Pitfalls of ELD Rule

Inspired perhaps by a recent action taken by the Attorney General of Indiana, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has requested that “top officials from each state seriously review potential problems anticipated with enforcement” of the electronic logging device mandate.

December 7, 2017

Q. I’ve heard that ELD violations aren’t going to count against CSA scores. Is this true?

A. This is true at least during the first months after the ELD mandate comes into effect. The federal government recently announced that drivers cited during roadside inspections for not complying with the ELD mandate after the Dec. 18, 2017, deadline will receive a “no points cite” that will not affect the safety measurement system that feeds into the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scores. While there will be no points assessed with these initial citations, the fines associated wi

December 7, 2017

Q. Can drivers operate an ELD-equipped truck even if they aren’t required to track their RODS with an ELD?

A. Yes, drivers can operate an ELD-equipped truck and still use their exemption...

December 6, 2017

Survey: Three Quarters of Small Fleets Now ELD-Compliant

With less than two weeks left until the electronic logging device rule kicks in, CarrierLists has published its latest survey of small fleets, finding that compliance has increased to 75%.

December 6, 2017

Zed Connect Offers OBDII Bluetooth ELD Adapter

The Zed Connect ELD offering has been expanded to include the ZED Bluetooth OBDII adapter that works with the company’s mobile app.

December 1, 2017

Enterprise Launches Telematics Product for Truck Rental Customers

Enterprise Truck Rental is now offering Enterprise Telematics. Powered by Geotab, the telematics solution provides real-time tracking data for monitoring vehicle and driver performance.

November 27, 2017

Help Inc. Offers ELD Application

The PrePass ELD application from Help Inc. is an electronic logging app available for Android and iOS devices.

November 22, 2017

70 Answers to Top ELD Questions

The ELD mandate has led to a lot of questions for fleets, with the government continuing to clarify and tweak the regulation weekly. We’ve endeavored to find answers to the most common questions that arise, starting with the basics.

November 21, 2017

Trimble Certifies ELD for Oil and Gas Services Fleets

Trimble has self-certified its eDriver Logs solution for oil and gas services fleets to comply with the federal Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, which goes into effect Dec. 18.

November 20, 2017

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.

November 17, 2017

How ELDs Could Cut the High Cost of 'Crash Harm'

A pilot study by Oregon State University illustrates the high economic cost of having too few safe places for commercial truck drivers to park and rest — but an indirect solution may be on the horizon. Analysis by Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge.

November 15, 2017

New FMCSA Deputy Administrator Outlines Agency Priorities

BIRMINGHAM – On her third day on the job, the new number-two at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration outlined the priorities of the agency under the Trump administration, including ELD implementation, deregulation, infrastructure investment, autonomous vehicles, and fighting human trafficking.

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