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No 'Soft Enforcement' for Dec. 17 ELD Deadline: CVSA

No 'Soft Enforcement' for Dec. 17 ELD Deadline: CVSA

Time is almost finally up: All motor carriers and truck drivers subject to the electronic logging device rule must use an electronic logging device starting on Dec. 17. Don't expect any "soft enforcement."

December 3, 2019

Don’t Shortchange Training When Converting to ELDs
FMCSA Chief Says ELD Data May Shape Agency’s HOS Changes

FMCSA Chief Says ELD Data May Shape Agency’s HOS Changes

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

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

Impact of Full ELD Enforcement: ‘A Firehose of Violations’

Impact of Full ELD Enforcement: ‘A Firehose of Violations’

Not just the illegally unprepared may feel the shock starting April 1, when full enforcement of the electronic logging device rule kicks in. That’s because everyone required to operate with an ELD will face “a firehose of violations” issued roadside by law enforcement, predicts Steve Bryan, president of Vigillo.

March 29, 2018

FMCSA Widens Stance on AOBRD Grandfather Clause

FMCSA Widens Stance on AOBRD Grandfather Clause

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has slightly liberalized its stance on the use automatic on-board recording devices by some fleets that are using those devices under the terms of the AOBRD grandfather clause within the electronic logging device rule.

March 21, 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

DOT Digs into Data on Driver Detention

DOT Digs into Data on Driver Detention

An audit slams the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s plan to collect data on driver detention, noting that the data collected “may not accurately describe how the diverse trucking industry experiences driver detention, which would limit any further analysis of [detention’s] impacts.”

February 5, 2018

PeopleNet Explains Need for AOBRD Waiver for ELD Rule

PeopleNet Explains Need for AOBRD Waiver for ELD Rule

With the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration having granted a waiver that gives PeopleNet customers that integrate existing AOBRDs with fleet management and safety systems until March 18 to continue installing ELD-compatible devices running AOBRD software, the supplier has put together material to help address the need for the waiver.

February 2, 2018

Dozens of Congressmen Go to Bat for OOIDA ELD Exemption Request

Dozens of Congressmen Go to Bat for OOIDA ELD Exemption Request

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has garnered the support of over two dozen Congressmen in the form of a letter from them to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that encourages the agency to grant OOIDA’s pending application for a 5-year exemption from the ELD rule.

February 2, 2018

5-Year Exemption Would 'Gut’ ELD Rule, Truck Safety Groups Say

5-Year Exemption Would 'Gut’ ELD Rule, Truck Safety Groups Say

Is there such a thing as too big an exemption to the electronic logging rule? That’s the gist of joint comments submitted to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration by a safety advocacy group composed of motor carriers and a highway-safety lobby.

February 1, 2018

FMCSA: Carriers Stymied by PeopleNet AOBRD Issue May Seek Exemption

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.”

February 1, 2018

FMCSA Gives 90-Day ELD Waiver to Ag and Livestock Haulers
TRALA Scores 90-Day ELD Waiver for Short-Term Truck Rentals
ELD Face-off: Two Sides of the Looming Mandate

ELD Face-off: Two Sides of the Looming Mandate

With just a week to go until the much-debated electronic logging device rule kicks in on Dec. 18, HDT asked top officials of two trucking associations that have been outspoken in their support or criticism of the far-reaching mandate to weigh in on several key aspects.

December 11, 2017