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OOIDA ELD Exemption Denied

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s request for a broad exemption to the ELD mandate for small-business truckers has been denied.

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FMCSA: Numbers Show ELD Mandate Is Working

The electronic logging device mandate is working, said the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, as it posted a new infographic on its website it plans to update monthly.

J.J. Keller Offers Shared ELD Solution with Geotab

J.J. Keller & Associates and Geotab have announced a new shared electronic logging device solution that will leverage the regulatory tools of the J.J. Keller Encompass Fleet Management System and the telematics technology of Geotab’s open platform solution.

Group Seeks Funding for Truck Parking System on Interstate 10

A coalition of Departments of Transportation from Arizona, California, New Mexico and California are seeking a federal grant to develop a program that would alert truck drivers to available truck parking along Interstate 10.

House Bill Aims for Narrow HOS Changes and to Speed Split-Sleeper Berth Reform

The Honest Operators Undertake Road Safety, or HOURS, Act (H.R. 6178) would provide “narrow” relief to specific trucking niches and would enable the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to speed up its efforts to make the split sleeper berth exemption more flexible,

Concrete Pumpers Seek Short-Haul Hours of Service Exemption

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that the American Concrete Pumping Association has applied for an exemption from the requirement that short-haul drivers using the records of duty status (RODS) exception of the hours-of-service rule return to their normal work-reporting location within 12 hours of coming on duty.

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.

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.

Supreme Court Nixes J.B. Hunt Appeal on Driver Break Lawsuit

By declining to hear a review of J.B. Hunt's appeal to overturn a lower court ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed a class action lawsuit filed by truck drivers against the motor carrier over meal and rest break rules to go forward. The lawsuit is headed to court in September—11 years after it was initiated.

On-Call J.J. Keller Compliance Experts Help Truckers Pass Roadcheck Inspections

J.J. Keller & Associates reported that 90% of drivers using the company’s electronic logging device solutions were able to successfully transfer eLog data to inspectors during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s International Roadcheck.