ELDs – Time to Comply

Despite how easy it is to install electronic logging devices and having the ability to use an app to log time, “it still takes fleet management and drivers generally a couple of months to get comfortable with the technology,” advises Tom Reader of ELD supplier J.J. Keller. Photos: J.J. Keller


The Clock is Ticking on ELD Compliance

Carriers and drivers have a scant four months to be running under the FMCSA's new electronic logging rule.

Photo: FMCSA


3 Ways ELDs Should Help Prevent Driver Coercion

Drivers are at the heart of the electronic logging device mandate that kicks in just over four months from now. According to Pete Allen of MiX Telematics, it was concern about how drivers might be impacted that compelled FMCSA to put “provisions in place to prevent issues of harassment, one of which is driver coercion.”

It may turn out that the ELD mandate that hits in December will not have much further impact on driver productivity as so many fleets have already made adjustments to their operations.  Photos: iStockPhoto


ELDs Don't Have to Be a Productivity Killer

There are steps fleets can take to offset productivity losses that can occur with the mandatory move to electronic logging devices.

Photo: Paccar Financial


Another House Bill Aims to Delay ELD Rule

Another Hail Mary Pass has been flung to try and slow the advance of the electronic logging device rule. Rep. Brian Babin has introduced the ELD Extension Act of 2017, which seeks to extend the current initial implementation date for the ELD mandate.

Photo: FMCSA


Could House Bill Slow or Even Stop ELD Rule?

The House Transportation Committee has attached a directive to this year’s Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill that could end up delaying or repealing the electronic logging device mandate set to go into effect on Dec. 18.


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.

Photo: ERoad


FMCSA Takes Driver ELD Education on the Road

The FMCSA has announced a public education and outreach campaign to help commercial driver transition to electronic logging devices called the ELD Implementation Tour.

OOIDA claims ELDs aren't any more effective at preventing crashes than paper logs. Photo: Roehl


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.

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a challenge to the ELD mandate. Photo: Public domain


Supreme Court Denies Petition to Hear ELD Challenge

Those who were waiting to adopt electronic logging devices hoping the Supreme Court would overturn the ELD mandate as unconstitutional will be disappointed to learn the court has rejected the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's petition.

Image via FMCSA


FMCSA to Hold Live ELD Q&A Sessions in July

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that in July, it will hold two live question-and-answer sessions about electronic logging devices.

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