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

In the commercial vehicle fleet industry, compliance with DOT regulations isn’t just a good idea—it’s the law. To avoid time-consuming audits and expensive penalties, it’s important that you and your drivers follow all mandates and regulations issued by the DOT this year. Make an effort to make DOT compliance a goal that your whole fleet works towards. To help, we’ve created the following 2017 DOT compliance checklist for commercial vehicle fleets: >> Continue Reading

We’ve heard a lot about the benefits of adopting electronic logging technology, especially now that the ELD mandate is in effect. What we haven’t heard much about, however, is the potential backlash which could come as a result of this legislation. It is important that fleet managers understand both sides of the narrative so that they can make the best decisions for their fleet. >> Continue Reading

Although the date of compliance for the ELD mandate issued by the Department of Transportation will not come until the end of 2017, this almost-halfway point between the mandate’s date of issue and the date of compliance is a valuable one for your fleet. And, whether you are fully invested in this electronic transition or if you plan to go into it kicking and screaming, now is the time to prepare or the switch. >> Continue Reading