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
Lisa Gonnerman, vice president of safety and security for Transport America, detailed what the transition from AOBRDs to ELDs entailed for the Eagan, Minnesota-based carrier.
October 8, 2019
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
Heavy Duty Trucking magazine is hosting a free webinar on Sept.19 to help fleets better understand the enforcement of the electronic logging device mandate and provide best practices for compliance.
August 28, 2019
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
Electronic logging device customer service is rarely given priority in a pilot or trial phase, yet it's one of the most vital aspects to successful implementation. What should you ask potential ELD providers about customer service?
August 8, 2019
MiX Telematics announced the results of a comprehensive study on electronic logging device compliance and use by U.S. trucking fleets.
July 23, 2019
Telematics brings an unprecedented amount of transparency to today’s fleets. Here are five must-have features that should be on every telematics shopping list.
July 23, 2019
The Pro-400 meets FMCSA’s electronic logging device standards for the Dec. 17 deadline and is expected to be compliant with Canada’s ELD standards as well.
July 19, 2019
When it comes to electronic logs, what happens during a roadside inspection? Get some insight from this CVSA video outlining what inspectors need to do at roadside when checking driver hours of service records on AOBRD or ELD systems.
July 2, 2019
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
Training on the operational differences between AOBRDs and ELDs is a critical component of the plan to help reduce the frustrations your drivers and operations department may experience on the first few days of your ELD launch.
June 24, 2019
Data from ELD-compliant operators is already informing the FMCSA's plan to propose changes to the hours-of-service rule, stated agency chief Ray Martinez in his upbeat address to members of the Truckload Carriers Association.
March 12, 2019
Ray Martinez, administrator of the FMCSA, asked attendees at Omnitracs’s user conference to “please prepare” for the December transition from AOBRDs to ELDs “now, if you have not done so.”
February 25, 2019
ELDs were supposed to reduce driver fatigue and make roads safer, but a recent report suggests that any benefits may have been offset by an increase in unsafe driving behaviors.
February 4, 2019