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July 14, 2017

FMCSA Posts ELD File-Checker Tool Online

One of the bugaboos to the quick adoption by fleets of electronic logging devices compliant to the new rule has been the question of how—or when— users can be certain that the mandated devices will be able to electronically transfer data files of records of duty status for review by law enforcement officials who use portable computers.

July 13, 2017

Telogis Updates WorkPlan App to Further Automate HOS

Telogis has updated its WorkPlan hours of service module, allowing drivers to select the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's 150-air-mile non-CDL short-haul exemption upon login.

June 21, 2017

J.J. Keller Self-Certifies Mobile ELD Solution

J.J. Keller & Associations has announced that its Mobile ELog solution has been self-certified and added to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s ELD registry.

June 13, 2017

Blue Ink Technology Launches ELD Solution

Blue Ink Technology has announced that it is offering an electronic logging device solution with a smart device app, online portal, and device that plugs into a truck’s diagnostic port.

June 12, 2017

OOIDA Vows to Continue Fight Against Mandatory ELDs

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association says it’s not giving up on its battle against mandatory electronic logging devices, despite its failure to get the Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of the ELD mandate that goes into effect this December.

June 5, 2017

FMCSA Proposes Split Sleeper Berth Pilot Program

Hoping to develop “statistically reliable evidence” on whether split-sleeper-berth time affects driver safety performance and fatigue, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing a pilot program that would give a limited number of CDL holders temporary relief from the existing sleeper-berth regulation of the hours of service rule.

May 17, 2017

Virginia Trucking Company Execs Pleaded Guilty to Conspiracy Charges

In a plea bargain, Virginia-based Beam Brothers Trucking and its owners and top officers have pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in a case alleging that they knowingly committed offenses against the U.S. and FMCSA regulations.

April 28, 2017

Samsung and Magellan Partner on ELD Solution

Samsung Electronics America has partnered with GPS navigation provider Magellan to deliver an ELD-compliant hours-of-service tracking solution for short- and long-haul trucking.

April 28, 2017

Fatal Accident Leads FMCSA to Investigate Small Alabama Carrier

A fatal accident involving a driver falling asleep at the wheel led the FMCSA to investigate Beatrice, Ala.-based J&L Trucking and order its vehicles off the road.

April 24, 2017

TomTom Announces Comprehensive ELD Solution

TomTom Telematics’ Webfleet ELD Manager is an electronic logging solution designed to help fleets meet the FMCSA ELD mandate on hours of service.

April 14, 2017

How ELDs Could Help Fix Problems with Truck Driver Hours of Service Rules

When it comes to addressing real-world problems with federal truck driver hours of service rules, we all know the government moves very slowly. The good news is, the controversial electronic logging device mandate could actually help the industry make its case. Deborah Lockridge has more in her All That's Trucking blog.

April 5, 2017

Virginia Trucking Companies, Execs Indicted for Hours of Service Conspiracy

Two Virginia-based trucking companies and their executives have been charged with conspiracy, falsifying records, false statements, wire fraud, wire fraud conspiracy, and money laundering conspiracy related to hours of service and labor violations.

March 23, 2017

TomTom Bridge Is Ready for Electronic Logging

TomTom and M2M DataSmart unveiled the TomTom Bridge Kit at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show, designed to provide truckers with the necessary tools for electronic logging.

March 16, 2017

Commentary: Separating Electronic Logs and Hours of Service

The underlying issue for many fleets really isn’t so much the notion of using an electronic device to track driver hours — it is the hours of service regulations themselves.

March 16, 2017

14 Things You Need to Know Before ELDs Become Mandatory

Come Dec. 17, the paper logbooks that truck drivers have been required to use to track their hours of work and rest since the 1930s will be history for interstate trucking operations. Here are 14 things you need to know before that day arrives.

March 6, 2017

No 'Net Benefit' Found in Controversial 34-Hour Restart Provisions

A DOT study apparently has failed to “explicitly identify a net benefit” from two suspended provisions of the hours of service rules regarding the 34-hour restart.

March 3, 2017

Teletrac Navman Guarantees ELD Compliance for Director HOS Platform

Teletrac Navman has guaranteed federally mandated ELD hours of service compliance for the company’s Director product platform.

February 13, 2017

GPS Insight Launches ELD Solution

GPS Insight announced the launch of its new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solution, which bundles an Android tablet hardwired to a GPS tracking device.

January 12, 2017

Driver Detention Rule Shelved For Now

A federal rule regulating driver detention may be shelved for the foreseeable future.

January 3, 2017

J.J. Keller Offers Educational ELD Mandate Prep Event

The trucking consulting firm J.J. Keller & Associates has announced a new educational event to help fleets prepare for the changes brought on by the upcoming ELD mandate called Practical Guidance for ELog Success: From Ideas to Plan.

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