With the trucking industry preparing to embrace the new ELD legislation, some commercial vehicle operators are already looking for ways to resist the new changes. It’s true that the new ELD mandate doesn’t and shouldn’t apply to everyone, and that’s why the governing body that created it has included a list of exemptions. If you qualify for one, you can avoid scrutiny under this new mandate and keep your operations going as you’ve always done, lucky you! Keep reading to find out which ELD exemptions are outlined in the new ELD mandate and whether you qualify to sidestep this legislation. >> Continue Reading

On the 10th of December 2015, a 516-page ruling was released by the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that requires all truckers operating in the USA to completely change how they account for their hours of work. This article discusses how and why this new law was enacted, how the new electronic logging devices will work, and why now is the right time to introduce this legislation that reduces paperwork for truckers in the industry and increases their safety. >> Continue Reading

The new mandate concerning ELDs has been in the works for decades. Now, with a new mandate having been passed and deadlines for compliance rapidly approaching, it’s time to look at the new laws and what they mean for the trucking industry. This blog talks about the new ELD mandate, explaining how and why it came to exist and who will be most affected by this new law. ELD legislation promises to change the trucking industry from top to bottom. In this article, we explore how this will be done. >> Continue Reading

With the new electronic logging device (ELD) mandate having just been signed into law, the word that’s on the lips of everyone in the trucking industry is compliance. Each role has ELD compliance guidelines associated with it, and everyone has the responsibility of understanding what is required for them to stay on the right side of the law. This article discusses some of the guidelines for compliance from the perspective of truck drivers and motor carriers and will help ensure that you’re doing things right when it comes to the new ELD mandate. >> Continue Reading

Those in the trucking business regularly experience a shortage of experienced drivers, especially during the busy season. This has led to the hasty hiring of unqualified drivers who often underperform, leading to losses. If you’re in charge of managing a team of drivers, you know how tough it can be to find reliable, skilled staff members. Rather than recruiting new drivers, however, you should focus on keeping the excellent drivers you already have. The following are just a few things you can do to improve your driver retention rate and motivate your existing team. >> Continue Reading

n the United States, police accountability has become the subject of serious discussion and debate. The public has begun calling for increased visibility of officers in the field—a call which has been met with several suggested tech-based solutions. Foremost among these suggestions is driver behavior monitoring, which relies on a sophisticated system of GPS trackers and video monitoring equipment to record police behavior. >> Continue Reading