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Don't Wait Until the Last Minute to Switch to ELDs

Dec. 16, 2019, is the last day you’ll be able to take advantage of the grandfather clause that let carriers using automatic onboard recording devices hold off switching to fully compliant electronic logging devices for two years.

Will Truck Driver Hours-of-Service Proposal Erase Detention Progress?

In general, the proposed changes to the hours of service rules announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Aug. 14 appear to be common-sense changes that were sought by many in the industry. But one thing troubled Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge -- and some drivers as well.

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.

Proposed Hours of Service Changes Designed to Add Flexibility

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published an eagerly awaited proposal on changes to hours of service rules that would offer more flexibility, including changes to the 30-minute break rule, allowing split sleeper berth operations, and more.

How Accurate Is FMCSA's List of Registered ELDs?

You'd think someone at DOT could spend a couple days checking out the ELD device list. That's exactly what HDT Editor-in-Chief Deborah Lockridge did and what she found was less than encouraging.