ELDs – Time to Comply

Short-term truck rental operators are asking for more time from FMCSA to figure out a way to stay compliant with the ELD mandate. Photo: TRALA


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.

FMCSA is granting an additional 90-day temporary waiver from the ELD rule for “agriculture-related transportation.” Photo: J.J. Keller


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.


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.

Photo courtesy of Verizon Connect.


Verizon Connect Combines Three Mobile Workforce Solutions

Verizon Connect has launched as the integrated business entity that's the product of $5 billion in investments, including acquisitions of several connected vehicle providers, Verizon has announced.

CVSA’s Kerri Wirachowsky speaking about ELD enforcement after the April 1 deadline. Photo: Jim Beach


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.

Citations have increased for violations related to AOBRDs during ELD transition. Graph courtesy FTR.


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.

Mooney spoke about the disconnect between how trucking companies view some of the Alliance’s enforcement and what the CVSA is actually trying to accomplish. Photo: CVSA


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.

DOT has taken issue with how FMSCA plans to collect data on driver detention. Photo: Dept.of Transportation


DOT Digs into Data on Driver Detention

An audit slams the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s plan to collect data on driver detention, noting that the data collected “may not accurately describe how the diverse trucking industry experiences driver detention, which would limit any further analysis of [detention’s] impacts.”

PeopleNet has issued an advisory on the need for an AOBRD waiver of the ELD rule for its customers. Photo: PeopleNet


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.

Twenty-five Congressmen have wriiten to FMCSA in support of OOIDA's request for a five-year ELD exemption for certain motor carriers.


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.

What Law Enforcement is Looking for and How to Avoid Being Cited
Do you know what officers are looking for during ELD inspections? Download this guide to learn what to expect at roadside and how to avoid costly citations.
Choosing an ELD Solution: What to Ask
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5 Traps to Avoid When Choosing an ELD
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The ELD Rule: Time to Comply
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