August 21, 2017

ELDs Must be Registered, The FMCSA Reminds Safety Officers

On August 9, Danielle Smith, a transportation specialist from the FMCSA’s passenger carrier division reminded law enforcement officers that ELDs (Electronic Logging Device) should be registered at the FMCSA. Danielle said, “It’s not an ELD unless it’s listed on our website. That’s going to be part of what you do

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August 17, 2017

The DOT Withdraws Proposed Sleep Apnea Rule

The DOT Withdraws Proposed Sleep Apnea Rule

As per recent reports, the DOT has withdrawn a sleep apnea rule meant to establish criteria for instituting sleep apnea screening requirements for truck drivers. According to a study by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) and the University of Pennsylvania, approximately 28% of commercial drivers in the United States

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August 17, 2017

How to Get Ready for the Upcoming ELD Mandate

How to Get Ready for the Upcoming ELD Mandate

The ELD mandate deadline is fast approaching. While a lot of fleets have successfully installed FMCSA-certified ELDs ahead of the deadline, there are still some fleets without a compliant solution. The ELD implementation process might look daunting and complex, but it really isn’t. In this blog post, we share some

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August 16, 2017

The Bill to Delay the ELD Mandate Unlikely to Garner Enough Support

The Bill to Delay ELD Mandate Unlikely to Garner Enough Support

A bill that was recently introduced by U.S. Representative Brian Babin to the Congress to delay the ELD mandate is unlikely to gain enough support to become law. The bill, entitled “H.R. 3282, the ELD Extension Act of 2017,” was introduced to the House of Representatives on July 18, 2017,

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August 14, 2017

11 Questions to Ask Before Buying an ELD Solution

11 Questions to Ask Before Buying an ELD Solution

Buying an ELD is an important decision. The right ELD solution will not only help your fleet become FMCSA compliant after December 18, 2017, but its various features will also help you streamline operations and maximize profits. However, with so many ELD providers out there, it can be difficult to

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August 11, 2017

The PLCA Aims to Seek ELD Mandate Exemption

The PLCA Aims to Seek ELD Mandate Exemption

Although there are less than 4 months left for the ELD mandate deadline, there are some groups who are still seeking exemptions from it. As per recent news, The Pipe Line Contractors Associations (PLCA) has requested the FMCSA to grant them ELD exemption. Additionally, MBI Energy Services, a water service

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August 9, 2017

The Pre-2000 Model Year Exemption Applies to Engines, Not the VIN

The Pre-2000 ELD Mandate Exemption Applies to Engines, not the VIN

A recent FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) publication indicates that the ELD (Electronic Logging Device) mandate exemption is now based on the engine model year rather than the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number). CMVs (Commercial Motor Vehicles) that are equipped with engines with the model year 1999 (or older) are no

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August 9, 2017

The Senate DOT Bill Skips ELD Mandate Changes

The Senate DOT Bill Skips ELD Mandate Changes

The DOT bill released by the Senate Appropriations Committee made no mention of changes to trucking-related policy reforms — such as the ELD (Electronic Logging Device) mandate and driver breaks. The Senate’s bill differs from the version of the bill released by the House Appropriations Committee. The bill that was passed

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August 7, 2017

ELD Shortage is a Real Threat that Carriers Can’t Ignore

ELD shortage is a real threat that carriers can't ignore

As the compliance date of the ELD mandate approaches closer, carriers without ELDs might all flock to ELD vendors at the eleventh hour. This simultaneous purchase of ELDs would result in an increased demand for the product — translating into higher prices as well as unavailability of the electronic logging

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August 7, 2017

ELD or AOBRD – KeepTruckin Lets You Choose

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KeepTruckin is universally recognized as the leading smartphone based electronic logs and fleet management system in the world. That is a result of an unwavering focus on the driver experience and a product that is fundamentally modular and highly customizable. The best example of that flexibility is in our core

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