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Senate Bill Would Reform ELD and HOS Rules for Livestock Truckers

There's yet another in this spring’s bumper crop of bills proposed on Capitol Hill to benefit livestock (and insect) haulers by relaxing the electronic logging device rule and also, in some cases, easing the hours of service rules specifically for this class of truckers.

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Trucking Alliance Blasts Senate Bill to Rewrite HOS for Livestock Haulers

The Trucking Alliance is urging every member of Congress to oppose passage of a bill proposed in the Senate that aims to rewrite the federal hours of service regulations for a very specific group of truck drivers: those hauling livestock or insects.

Senate Advances DOT Funding Bill with No Trucking Riders

The Senate version of the THUD bill does not contain any of the riders that trucking interests have been flogging on Capitol Hill, such as provisions for waivers of the electronic logging device rule or to prevent states from pre-empting federal law on meal and rest breaks for truckers

Senators Push FMCSA Chief to Reform Trucker Hours of Service Rule

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators are nudging Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Ray Martinez to act swiftly to reform the hours-of-service rule to “provide needed flexibility for [truck] drivers.”

FleetUp Names VP of Sales, Business Development

FleetUp named Ken McCann, formerly with Drivewyze, vice president of sales and business development, effective immediately

Spending Bill Stretches ELD Exemption for Livestock Haulers

Updated: Livestock haulers will get a respite from complying with the electronic logging device rule thanks to the omnibus funding measure passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump on March 23.

Magellan Offers ELD Solution for Apple Devices

Magellan has released the iOS version of the company’s low-cost electronic logging device solution for owner-operators.

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.”

FleetUp Offers Ruggedized Tablet for Fleets

The FleetUp Orange is a ruggedized tablet designed for fleet drivers required to display records of duty status upon request instead of printing out hard copies.

FleetUp Offers HOS App with Voice Over Capabilities

FleetUp’s Voice Over HOS app is designed to assist both drivers and fleet managers in complying with the Electronic Logging Device mandate, requiring commercial carriers and drivers to use ELDs to track hours of service.