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03 May, 2017

A Timeline of the ELD Mandate: History & Important Dates

The ELD mandate deadline is coming December 18th

The new electronic logging device (ELD) mandate has motor carriers in the trucking industry scrambling to make the needed modifications to their vehicles in time for the compliance deadline. However, this legislation was far from a surprise to those who have followed the procedures of the Federal Motor Carrier...

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25 Apr, 2017

Tech for Truckers: The Dashboard Gadgets Revolutionizing the Industry

Gadgets for truckers
25 Apr, 2017

  When you think of truckers, do you imagine the long-hauling road warriors armed with CB radios often seen in classic movies? While those radios have plenty of nostalgic value, truckers don’t have to rely on CBs anymore because today’s internet-enabled gadgets put them in near-constant contact with the...

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18 Apr, 2017

ELD Exemptions: What Are They & Who Qualifies for Them?

Do you qualify for an ELD exemption?

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...

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04 Apr, 2017

What is the ELD Mandate?

What is the ELD mandate and how does it affect you?

  The new mandate concerning electronic logging devices (ELDs) has been in the works for decades. In 1986 the first requests appeared for the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to create a mandate that would require trucking companies to use electronic logging devices in their commercial vehicles. Now,...

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As FMCSA Drives HOS Changes, NTSB Calls For Audit of Agency

Big Rig Trucking companies benefit from higher fuel economy standards for new vehicles.

[companyInfo] Read the latest from industry publications on information related to FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration): Electronic Inspections and CSA Compliance Paper-based driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIRs) are quickly becoming obsolete within the compliance, safety, accountability (CSA) program. Defects noted in DVIRs are early indicators of what violations...

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Hours Rule Amended For Short Haulers as House Considers Bill Reversing HOS Restart Provisions

[companyInfo] Read the latest from industry publications on information related to legislation and Hours of Service (HOS): FMCSA officially amends hours rule to remove break requirement for short haulers The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a final rule this week that officially provides an exemption of the 30-minute...

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ATA Panel Sees HOS Rule Impacting Driver Safety While Electronic Inspection Reports Improve Process

Truck Driving at Dawn

Read the latest from industry publications on information related to legislation and driver safety: Good Drivers Leaving in Droves; New HOS Hurting Safety, Carriers Say Recent changes in the hours-of-service rule have delivered yet another regulatory blow to the trucking industry’s overall operating efficiency and its ability to retain...

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NHTSA Tackles New Driver Safety Issues While Transportation Secretary Foxx Defends HOS Rule

Rearview cameras enable drivers to overcome blind spot dangers in vehicles.

[companyInfo] Read the latest from industry publications on legislation related to driver safety: NHTSA Recommends Rear-View Cameras, Consumer Groups Sue to Mandate Them The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is adding rear-view video systems to its list of recommended features under its New Car...

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Driver Safety Legislation: Two Steps Forward…

Driver coercion when road conditions are tough can result in disastrous consequences.

Read the latest from industry publications on legislation related to driver safety: E-log Mandate on Track as Agency Tries to Tackle Driver Coercion The electronic logging device mandate (aka electronic onboard recorders) is still on track for the Nov. 18 publication the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been...

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Hours of Service: GPS Tracking in the News

Hours of Service: GPS Tracking in the News

[companyInfo] Read the latest Policy Updates published by the US DOT Compliance, Safety and Accountability Office (CSA) about Driver Hours of Service: Enforcement Policy – Court Decision on the 30-Minute Rest Break Provision On December 27, 2011 (76 FR 81133), FMCSA published a final rule amending its hours-of-service (HOS) regulations...

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