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Taking a Closer Look at FMCSA's Hours-of-Service Proposal

Taking a Closer Look at FMCSA's Hours-of-Service Proposal

In what the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration chief called a “common-sense approach,” the agency has proposed five key revisions to truck driver hours-of-service rules. More on what those changes might mean and moving on to a final rulemaking.

August 14, 2019

J.J. Keller ELDs to Keep Rolling with Sunset of 3G

J.J. Keller ELDs to Keep Rolling with Sunset of 3G

As they seek to increase capacity, telecommunication network providers are shutting down their 2G and 3G access in favor of 4G LTE and 5G wireless networks. Unless a motor carrier uses devices already compatible with 4G LTE, a device replacement will be needed.

April 2, 2019

Trucking Alliance Pushing for State ELD Mandates

Trucking Alliance Pushing for State ELD Mandates

The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, also known as the Trucking Alliance, is calling for all state legislatures to require electronic logging devices in commercial trucks that only operate within their state (intrastate).

July 20, 2018

How to Better Understand Data in Truck Fleets
OOIDA ELD Exemption Denied

OOIDA ELD Exemption Denied

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s request for a broad exemption to the ELD mandate for small-business truckers has been denied.

July 5, 2018

Trucking Alliance Blasts Senate Bill to Rewrite HOS for Livestock Haulers

FMCSA Now Recording ELD Violations in SMS

Violations of the electronic logging device rule found during roadside inspections since full enforcement kicked in on April 1 are now being used in the Safety Measurement System that drives the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Carrier, Safety, Accountability enforcement program.

April 18, 2018

ELD Mandate: Don’t Rest Easy If You’re Grandfathered with AOBRDs
ELD Rule: Three Paths to Compliance

ELD Rule: Three Paths to Compliance

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

March 14, 2018

FMCSA Issues New 90-Day ELD Waiver for Ag Haulers

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 13, 2018

FMCSA Publishes ELD Waiver for Rental Trucks

FMCSA Publishes ELD Waiver for Rental Trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published in the Federal Register the waiver the Truck Renting and Leasing Association requested for short-term rental trucks.

January 19, 2018

ELD Mandate Finally Arrives, to Growing Pains and Praise
TRALA Scores 90-Day ELD Waiver for Short-Term Truck Rentals
Indiana Wants ELD Rule Delayed

Indiana Wants ELD Rule Delayed

In an 11th-hour request, the attorney general of Indiana has proposed that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration delay implementation of the electronic logging device rule set for Dec. 18 — less than 3 weeks away.

November 30, 2017

OOIDA Seeks to Exempt ‘Small-Business Truckers’ from ELD Rule

OOIDA Seeks to Exempt ‘Small-Business Truckers’ from ELD Rule

With the new electronic logging device mandate set to take effect in less than four weeks, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to issue a temporary but lengthy exemption to the new safety rule for “small-business truckers.”

November 21, 2017