Despite the new legislation mandating electronic logging devices (ELDs) that will apply to almost all commercial vehicle operators in the United States, there are still many circumstances which make it important to know how to fill out paper logs. Under the new mandate, drivers will be required to keep paper logs in their trucks to use if their ELD malfunctions and cannot be repaired until the driver returns to a service location. >> Continue Reading

The annual Department of Transportation (DOT) inspection can be a potential stumbling block for both newly established and experienced motor carriers. Annual DOT inspection audits are costly and time-consuming to prepare for, especially if, like most businesses, you’ve spent the year focused on customer satisfaction and meeting internal goals. Motor carriers know full well what it means to receive an “unsatisfactory” rating on the annual compliance audit—blacklisting from potential clients, increased insurance costs, poorer industry reputation, and lost profits. >> 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