ELDs – Time to Comply

Photo: ERoad


Public Meeting to Discuss ELD Technical Specifications

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced it will hold a public meeting May 9 to discuss technical specifications for electronic logging devices that are scheduled to become mandatory for trucking fleets this December.

One ELD provider, Eroad, is using a third-party verification program to help give customers peace of mind. Photo: Eroad


ELD Certification: What Does it Really Mean?

Motor carriers beware: FMCSA does NOT “certify” ELDs. What you need to understand about the electronic logging device mandate's "self-certification" process and how to help make sure you have a compliant device.

Deborah Lockridge


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.


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.

Photos: Best Yet Express


California Carrier Builds Own ELD

California carrier Best Yet Express decided to develop its own ELD system, which would go beyond the ELD mandate that kicks in this December and become a true productivity tool.


OOIDA Denied Rehearing on ELD Mandate Lawsuit

The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association has been denied a rehearing of a court decision in its lawsuit against the federal electronic logging device mandate, OODIA announced on Jan. 12.


OOIDA Wants Rehearing on ELD Mandate Lawsuit

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association wants the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit to rehear a court decision regarding its lawsuit against the ELD mandate.


Court Dismisses Challenge to ELD Rule

A federal appellate court has upheld the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s electronic logging device mandate, which now remains on track to go into effect starting on Dec. 18, 2017.

Rebecca Brewster (left), president and chief operating officer of ATRI along with Derek Leathers, ATRI board member and Werner Enterprises president and CEO, give details of ATRI's latest survey of the biggest issues concerning the trucking industry. Photo: Evan Lockridge


Looming ELD Mandate Tops Trucking Industry Concerns Survey

LAS VEGAS -- The American Transportation Research Institute unveiled its top industry issues report showing that the looming implementation of the ELD Mandate is the top concern of carriers and drivers.


Survey: Small Carriers More Wary of ELD Mandate

A survey conducted by transportation management and logistics provider Transplace has revealed that 38% of small carriers had no immediate plans to implement ELD devices.

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
Do you know what to look for in an ELD? Learn the top features and functions so you can make the right choice for the long run.
5 Traps to Avoid When Choosing an ELD
The ELD Mandate has passed, but it’s not too late to find a compliant solution that also makes your fleet more competitive and productive. Here are five traps to avoid when considering a provider.
The ELD Rule: Time to Comply
HDT's editors endeavored to find answers to the most common questions that arise, from the basics to the most minute details.

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