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12 Trucking Takeaways from 2019

12 Trucking Takeaways from 2019

As we head into 2020, HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge shares her top takeaways from 2019 on the trends affecting trucking.

January 2, 2020

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

Telematics Offer Room for Improvement Beyond ELDs, Survey Finds

Telematics Offer Room for Improvement Beyond ELDs, Survey Finds

With the electronic logging device mandate top of mind this year, other potential uses of in-cab telematics may be overlooked, indicates a survey by ELD and telematics provider Teletrac Navman, even as many fleets are expanding in a booming freight environment.

August 30, 2018

Q&A: Fenn Church on ELDs, Infrastructure, and Trucking in Alabama

Q&A: Fenn Church on ELDs, Infrastructure, and Trucking in Alabama

Mandatory ELDs may level the playing field, but it's still a battle to get some customers to understand the constraints that the hours of service rules play. That's just one challenge facing Fenn Church, president of Church Transportation, as he leads the Alabama Trucking Association this year.

August 20, 2018

Q&A: KeepTruckin Co-Founder Talks ELDs, Data and More

Q&A: KeepTruckin Co-Founder Talks ELDs, Data and More

KeepTruckin is fast-growing company that specializes in providing electronic logging and fleet management solutions for owner-operators and small carriers. It recently announced a new round of capital to fund its expansion. We spoke to KeepTruckin Co-founder and CEO Shoaib Makani about where they came from and where they're going.

May 15, 2018

What's Behind the Tight Freight Market, and How Long Will It Last?

What's Behind the Tight Freight Market, and How Long Will It Last?

Although the April 1 start to “hard enforcement” of the electronic logging device mandate does not seem to have had a huge effect on trucking capacity (except perhaps in flatbeds), there are a number of other factors that are working to keep capacity tight and rates high, likely at least until late this year, according to FTR.

May 11, 2018

One Thing You Need to Do if You're Using Grandfathered AOBRDs

One Thing You Need to Do if You're Using Grandfathered AOBRDs

If you’re using automatic onboard recording devices to track driver hours of service under the grandfather clause of the electronic logging device mandate, there’s something very important you need to do by mid-June, says a former commercial vehicle enforcement official who’s now a transportation consultant.

April 2, 2018

ELD Mandate: Exemptions, Uneven Enforcement Obscure Impact

ELD Mandate: Exemptions, Uneven Enforcement Obscure Impact

It’s impossible to gauge the full impact of the electronic logging device mandate yet, between temporary exemptions and a phased-in enforcement period, and in fact we may not know the true effect on the industry until rates soften significantly, according to FTR analysts.

February 8, 2018

How Secure is Your ELD?

How Secure is Your ELD?

Ever since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration opened up its self-certification registration system for mandatory electronic logging devices, there have been a number of new-entrant companies offering ELDs – but how confident can you be that those devices are safe from hacking or data breaches?

December 14, 2017

ELD Mandate Enforcement Highlights ATA Educational Session

ELD Mandate Enforcement Highlights ATA Educational Session

ORLANDO — In a sometimes-lively educational session at the American Trucking Associations 2017 Management Conference & Exhibition Saturday, a panel of regulatory, enforcement and fleet personnel fielded questions on enforcement and other aspects of the electronic logging device mandate that goes into effect Dec. 18.

October 21, 2017

Oilfield Company No Renegade When it Comes to ELDs

Oilfield Company No Renegade When it Comes to ELDs

Todd Caughey was a state trooper for 25 years who retired and took on a new career as HSE/DOT Compliance Supervisor for Renegade Wire Line Services. The company put in electronic logs back in 2014, so he has an unusual perspective on enforcement of the electronic logging device mandate.

October 12, 2017

Moving From Paper to ELDs Saves Time for Midwest Carrier

Moving From Paper to ELDs Saves Time for Midwest Carrier

Moving from paper to electronic hours of service tracking has made it easier for everyone from drivers to dispatchers to operations at R&M Trucking, which has terminals in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas.

October 11, 2017

3 Tech Trends from McLeod User Conference

3 Tech Trends from McLeod User Conference

In a roundtable with trucking reporters at the McLeod 2017 User Conference in Atlanta, McLeod executives talked about a number of technology trends affecting their fleet customers and the industry at large, including ELDs, blockchain, and making sense of the vast amount of data available to fleets.

September 18, 2017

Supreme Court Denies Petition to Hear ELD Challenge

Supreme Court Denies Petition to Hear ELD Challenge

Those who were waiting to adopt electronic logging devices hoping the Supreme Court would overturn the ELD mandate as unconstitutional will be disappointed to learn the court has rejected the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's petition.

June 12, 2017

ELD Certification: What Does it Really Mean?

ELD Certification: What Does it Really Mean?

Motor carriers beware: FMCSA does NOT “certify” ELDs. What you need to understand about the electronic logging device mandate's "self-certification" process and how to help make sure you have a compliant device.

March 16, 2017

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