July 18, 2018

How to increase profit with ELD data?

How to increase profit with ELD data

Although ELDs were introduced to enforce hours-of-service compliance, these devices offer much more than that. Electronic logging devices provide valuable data and insights into a fleet’s operations. Fleet managers can use that ELD data to boost efficiency, reduce operational costs, and increase profitability. Following are five ways you can use

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July 18, 2018

How shippers should operate in the post-ELD world

How shippers should operate in the post-ELD world

The ELD mandate became effective on December 18, 2017; it has been almost seven months. However, even now not all the industry stakeholders fully understand how they should operate in the post-ELD world. Much of the buzz focuses on the impact of the ELD mandate on truck drivers. What is

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July 11, 2018

Managing Unidentified Driving Time with KeepTruckin

Managing Unidentified Driving Time with KeepTruckin

One consequence of the ELD mandate is the introduction of unidentified drive time. The ELD mandate requires ELDs to record all drive time, meaning that an ELD records all events, even if the driver is not connected to it. Sifting through each unidentified event, assigning, and annotating them, create added

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July 11, 2018

5 benefits of a BYOD ELD solution

5 benefits of a BYOD ELD solution

The ELD mandate has been in effect for more than six months now. Even though many drivers and carriers have become familiar with electronic logging devices, many carriers are still not entirely sure whether they should have a hardwired ELD or a BYOD (bring your own device) solution. A BYOD

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July 10, 2018

The FMCSA denies OOIDA’s request to exempt crash-free small fleets

The FMCSA denies OOIDA’s request to exempt crash-free small fleets

The FMCSA has rejected OOIDA’s request to exempt small carriers with clean safety records from the ELD mandate requirements. In November 2017, OOIDA filed the ELD exemption request that small businesses that don’t have an unsatisfactory safety rating should be allowed to continue using paper logs to record duty status

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July 4, 2018

Spot market and contract rates are expected to remain high throughout 2018

Spot market and contract rates are expected to remain high throughout 2018

In a recent webinar by FTR, analysts predicted that both spot market and contract rates would continue to remain high throughout 2018. Ever since the implementation of the ELD mandate, the trucking industry has been experiencing a record-tight truck market and extraordinarily high rates. According to FTR analysts, the situation

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July 3, 2018

Hours-of-service compliance has improved significantly after ELD mandate

Hours-of-service compliance improved after ELD mandate

The primary purpose of the ELD mandate is to improve hours-of-service compliance and increase road safety. How effective has it been so far? Recent data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reveals that hours-of-service compliance has improved significantly after ELD mandate. In July and August 2017, before the implementation of

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July 3, 2018

The ATA-backed HOURS Act seeks hours-of-service flexibility and more

The ATA-backed HOURS Act seeks hours of service flexibility and more

The Honest Operators Undertake Road Safety or HOURS Act (H.R. 6178) was introduced on June 21 by Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR). The bill, if made law, would add flexibility to some hours-of-service rules and also allow the FMCSA to accelerate the formal rulemaking process for split sleeper berth options. The

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