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March 15, 2018

Where Did the Hours of Service Rules Come From, Anyway?

How the hours of service rules for truck drivers ever became a safety regulation is a question that has vexed many in the industry.

March 15, 2018

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.

March 14, 2018

ELD Rule: Three Paths to Compliance

Three small fleets share their methods to choose and implement electronic logging device (ELD) systems, integrate electronic compliance into their business processes, instruct drivers, and manage enforcement under the new rules.

March 13, 2018

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.

March 9, 2018

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.

March 9, 2018

FMCSA Administrator to Speak at TCA Annual Convention

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Ray Martinez will give an address at the 80th Truckload Carriers Association Annual Convention in March.

March 5, 2018

Q. If a driver operating from Canada or Mexico is stopped for inspection by U.S. authorities, how must the driver verify his or her compliance to the ELD rule?

A. Drivers operating in the U.S., who are subject to the ELD rule, must record all of his or her time operating in the U.S. on an ELD, and...

February 27, 2018

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.

February 16, 2018

Q. Of the five supporting document types/categories, are there any that drivers can provide electronically?

A. Yes, there are two categories that can be supplied electronically: electronic mobile communications and payroll records. These records may be part of a larger...

February 16, 2018

Q. Can a driver’s ELD user account be authorized for use for both his or her driver functions and administrative functions?

A. Unfortunately, no this single ELD user account cannot be authorized for both functions...

February 15, 2018

Magellan Offers ELD Solution for Apple Devices

Magellan has released the iOS version of the company’s low-cost electronic logging device solution for owner-operators.

February 13, 2018

Commentary: The ELD Mandate's Unanswered Question

Reactions to the long-delayed, long-debated, long-contested ELD mandate that took (partial) effect in December have been all over the map, finds Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge.

February 7, 2018

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.

February 1, 2018

FMCSA: Carriers Stymied by PeopleNet AOBRD Issue May Seek Exemption

The FMCSA is considering a request by one motor carrier for a one-year exemption from electronic logging rules so that its AOBRD/ELD provider can provide a specific type of software as having been made “on behalf of all motor carriers in similar situations concerning the integration of PeopleNet’s ELD software into fleet management systems.”

January 31, 2018

Q. I’ve heard that there’s a new waiver for rental trucks? Is that true?

A. Yes, that is true. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has published a waiver...

January 31, 2018

Q. I have an AOBRD that has just become inoperable, but is still under warranty. Can I replace it with a new, working unit?

A. Yes, if your AOBRD is still under warranty and became inoperable after the Dec. 18, 2017, deadline, then you can replace it with...

January 26, 2018

ELDs So Far: Stories From the Road

It’s been a little over a month since the electronic logging device mandate went into effect, and the transition appears to be a bit bumpy. Deborah Lockridge shares some of what she's heard in her All That's Trucking blog.

January 22, 2018

How Trucking Has Evolved and Where It Could be Going

The transportation and supply chain industry has evolved immensely throughout the past year. In 2018, with new technologies in our cabs and the ELD mandate in effect, more eyes will be on our industry.

January 19, 2018

ERoad Offers Paperless DVIR

ERoad has introduced ERoad Inspect, a paperless, in-vehicle Driver Vehicle Inspection Report reporting tool.


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