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ELDs: One Year Later

ELDs: One Year Later

Fleets share lessons learned in the nearly 12 months since the electronic logging device mandate went into full effect.

November 19, 2020

Fleets: Focus on Drivers for Safety

Fleets: Focus on Drivers for Safety

Hiring the right drivers, supporting them with technology, and keeping them healthy are three winning strategies when it comes to operating a safe fleet. Those were some of the observations from seven panelists participating in two discussions on "What’s Working" at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Truck Safety Summit held Aug. 5.

August 5, 2020

Understanding the New 30-Minute Break Rule

Understanding the New 30-Minute Break Rule

Roughly two years in the making, the new federal hours-of-service (HOS) rules have arrived. They could provide drivers with a lot more flexibility — and productivity — if applied correctly.

June 9, 2020

Second Chances: How to Upgrade Your Safety Rating

Second Chances: How to Upgrade Your Safety Rating

An unfavorable compliance review can result in a public relations nightmare, high insurance rates, and difficulty in attracting quality drivers. But motor carriers have an opportunity to ask for a do-over.

March 10, 2020

11 Things to Know to Stay Out of Trouble with Final ELD Deadline

11 Things to Know to Stay Out of Trouble with Final ELD Deadline

As of Dec. 17, most motor carriers are required by federal law to use electronic logging devices, or ELDs, to track truck driver hours of service. Whether you’ve waited until the last minute to flip the switch or you’re already running ELDs, here are some things you need to keep in mind to avoid citations, bad CSA scores, or unsatisfactory safety ratings.

December 9, 2019

3 Things You Might Not Know About Federal Trucking Regulations

3 Things You Might Not Know About Federal Trucking Regulations

At the NACV show in Atlanta, safety and compliance expert John Seidl shared some insight into the upcoming entry-level driver training standards, the best ways to learn about federal regulations, and an under-utilized way to improve your CSA scores.

October 31, 2019

Is There a Better Way to Drug Test?

Is There a Better Way to Drug Test?

DOT-Required urine testing has known shortcomings but in an industry faced with difficulty finding and keeping qualified drivers, some worry that stricter drug-testing protocols will only make the situation worse. Part 4 of HDT's Trucking Under the Influence Series.

October 4, 2019

Driver-Training Rule Rolling Out, Wrinkles or Not
ELDs: The Final Countdown

ELDs: The Final Countdown

A special downloadable supplement by the editorial staff of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, "ELDs: The Final Countdown," offers in-depth information on managing the ELD-to-AOBRD transition and getting the most out of electronic logging devices.

September 4, 2019

How Accurate Is FMCSA's List of Registered ELDs?

How Accurate Is FMCSA's List of Registered ELDs?

You'd think someone at DOT could spend a couple days checking out the ELD device list. That's exactly what HDT Editor-in-Chief Deborah Lockridge did and what she found was less than encouraging.

August 12, 2019

Q&A: Talking ELDs with FMCSA's Top Compliance Expert

Q&A: Talking ELDs with FMCSA's Top Compliance Expert

We spoke with Joe DeLorenzo, director of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance, to get an update on how the changeover from AOBRDs to ELDs is going.

July 1, 2019

Final Rollout of ELD Rule Means It’s Decision-Making Time for Truck Fleets
Commentary: Drug Testing Clearinghouse – It's About Time

Commentary: Drug Testing Clearinghouse – It's About Time

A drug testing clearinghouse that prevents drivers who test positive for drugs from simply moving to a different fleet looks to be coming in 2020. And it's none too soon for a problem that seems to be getting worse, says Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge.

May 10, 2019

What's New In DOT Compliance for Work Truck Fleets
Fleet Shares Lessons on Evaluating and Implementing ELDs

Fleet Shares Lessons on Evaluating and Implementing ELDs

C&J Energy Services recently completed a successful transition to ELD-compliant devices. The Houston-based company is a provider of onshore well construction, well completions, well support, and other complementary oilfield services to oil and gas exploration and production companies.

December 7, 2018

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