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ELDs Enhance Productivity, Driver Satisfaction
Is Your ELD Compliant?

Is Your ELD Compliant?

ELDs could be rendered non-compliant by an innocuous technical detail or a hole big enough to drive a truck through. It’s up to the buyer to determine if a device meets all the requirements.

August 26, 2019

What American Carriers Need to Know About Canada's ELD Rule

What American Carriers Need to Know About Canada's ELD Rule

Canada is bringing its own ELD regulations into force in June 2021. American carriers operating there will need to use ELDs that comply with the Canadian rules. There are only a few differences, but some are substantial.

July 8, 2019

DOT Sends Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Hours of Service Reform to White House
Of Course Trucking Should Pay for Parking

Of Course Trucking Should Pay for Parking

Nobody likes having to pay for something that once came free, but we now face a crisis-level shortage of truck parking spaces in this country. It shouldn't come as a surprise that the days of free parking are over, says Equipment Editor Jim Park in his blog.

May 29, 2018

Where Did the Hours of Service Rules Come From, Anyway?
How to Prevent Truck Driver Fatigue

How to Prevent Truck Driver Fatigue

Don’t focus so much on hours of service compliance and electronic logging devices that you fail to address the underlying causes of truck driver fatigue.

March 13, 2018

Q&A: J.J. Keller's Tom Reader on Educating Fleets About ELDs
5 Things You Need to Know About ELDs

5 Things You Need to Know About ELDs

Electronic logging devices to track driver hours of service become mandatory in December 2017. Everything you need to know about compliance is spelled out in the final rule, but here's a quick look at some of the more common sources of confusion – and a few things you'll need to consider that are not spelled out in the text of the rule.

April 6, 2016

For Whom the ELD Bell Tolls

For Whom the ELD Bell Tolls

It's official, finally; hours of service is going electronic. In his On the Road blog, Equipment Editor and former driver Jim Park tells fleets and owner-operators to prepare now for a cut in productivity and make the necessary adjustment to your operation while you still can.

December 10, 2015

FMCSA Regulatory Agenda: Hurry Up and Wait

FMCSA Regulatory Agenda: Hurry Up and Wait

Former FMCSA Administrator Annette Sandberg told attendees at the FTR Conference that most of FMCSA'S current rulemaking workload is on hold until after Acting Administrator Scott Darling is confirmed as the Agency's next Administrator.

September 16, 2015

New HOS Rules for Pilots Humanize the Job and Make Flying Safer Too

New HOS Rules for Pilots Humanize the Job and Make Flying Safer Too

Nobody likes being told when to go to sleep and when to wake up, especially when you're not naturally inclined to do one or the other. HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park lived with trucking's hours of service rules for 20 years, and in this On the Road blog post, he compares trucking HOS with a new set of hours of service rules for pilots.

January 10, 2014

Hours of Service: Resetting the Clock

Hours of Service: Resetting the Clock

With just days to go before the scheduled implementation of the new and more restrictive hours of service rules, fleets and drivers need to be asking if their electronic onboard recording devices are ready for the change.

June 27, 2013

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