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Driver Refused to Drive Without Safety Measure, Wins Damages

Driver Refused to Drive Without Safety Measure, Wins Damages

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration determined that UPS Freight violated the Surface Transportation Assistance Act when managers retaliated against a driver who refused to drive without an ELD being mounted.

December 3, 2019

Don’t Shortchange Training When Converting to ELDs
ELD Violations Are Down, But Drivers Still Making Simple Mistakes
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

FMCSA Sets June Date to Publish its Proposed Hours-of-Service Changes
J.J. Keller Receives Patent for Electronic Logging Tech

J.J. Keller Receives Patent for Electronic Logging Tech

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 10,255,606 to J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc., making a total of 14 patents awarded to the company related to electronic logging technology.

April 29, 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

ELD Adoption Fails to Reduce Truck Accidents, Study Says
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

Trucking Alliance Blasts Senate Bill to Rewrite HOS for Livestock Haulers
ELD Provider Shuts Down Without Warning
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

Penske Offers Electronic Log App for Rented Trucks

Penske Offers Electronic Log App for Rented Trucks

Penske Truck Leasing has introduced free to its commercial customers the new Penske Driver app to provide truck drivers with “easy Hours of Service functionality” to meet the electronic logging device mandate as well as other productivity tools.

November 20, 2017

ELD Violations Won't Count Against CSA Scores During Transition Period

ELD Violations Won't Count Against CSA Scores During Transition Period

Federal officials have taken another step to make the transition to mandatory electronic devices less painful. If drivers are cited at roadside for not complying with the ELD rule come the Dec. 18 deadline, the citation will be a “no points cite” that will not affect the Safety Measurement System that feeds into CSA scores – until April 1.

November 15, 2017

FMSCA to Exempt Short-Term Truck Rentals from ELD Rule

FMSCA to Exempt Short-Term Truck Rentals from ELD Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to announce on Oct. 11 that it will grant an exemption from being required to use an electronic logging device to “all drivers of property-carrying commercial motor vehicles rented for eight days or less, regardless of reason.”

October 10, 2017