December 13, 2017

False Driver Log Violations on the Rise

False Driver Log Violations on the Rise

The ELD mandate’s implementation date is less than a week away from now, and regulators are seeing a sudden increase in false driver log violations. According to the latest Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) roadside inspection data, while roadside driver inspections and violations went up less than one percent, the

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December 12, 2017

The FMCSA to Study ‘Excessive Commuting’ by Truck Drivers

The FMCSA to Study Excessive Commuting by Truck Drivers

The FMCSA will conduct a study on excessive commuting by commercial drivers and consider how it may contribute to driver fatigue. By the FMCSA standards, commuting to work that takes more than 150 minutes is considered “excessive.” The agency is seeking the approval of the Office of Management and Budget

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December 5, 2017

OOIDA Seeks a 5-Year ELD Exemption for Crash-Free Small-Business Truckers

OOIDA Seeks a 5-Year ELD Exemption for Crash-Free Small-Business Truckers

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has requested the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to exempt crash-free small-business truckers for at least five years from the ELD mandate. The OOIDA made the request a day after the FMCSA’s announcement that it would provide additional guidance on ELD transition and

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December 4, 2017

Ag Haulers Get a 90-Day ELD Waiver

Ag Haluers Get a 90-Day ELD waiver

The FMCSA has recently confirmed that truckers transporting agricultural commodities and livestock would get a temporary 90-day ELD mandate extension. For the rest of non-exempt truckers, the ELD mandate compliance deadline is still December 18, 2017. Joe Delorenzo, the FMCSA’s Director of Compliance and Enforcement, said in a media briefing that

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November 29, 2017

Brake Safety Day Results: More Than 1,000 CMVs Were Placed Out-of-Service

Brake Safety Day Results - More than 1000 CMVs were placed out of service

September 7, 2017, was Brake Safety Day — an annual activity conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) where they inspected buses and large trucks in North America for brake-related issues. The results of the event were recently released and showed that 14 percent or 1,064 commercial motor vehicles

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November 28, 2017

ELD Violations Won’t Affect CSA Scores Until April 1, 2018

ELD Violations Won't Affect CSA Scores Until April 1, 2018

The FMCSA has recently announced that ELD violations won’t affect CSA scores until April 1, 2018. During the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Southern Regional Road Show, the new policy was brought up as safety officials discussed the upcoming ELD mandate and its implementation. Earlier this year, the CVSA

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November 25, 2017

LaTonya Mimms Discussed ELD Implementation at the WIT Annual Conference

LaTonya Mimms Discussed ELD Implementation at the WIT Annual Conference

Speaking at the Women in Trucking Association’s Annual Conference, LaTonya Mimms, the Transportation Specialist at the FMCSA, talked about the upcoming ELD mandate and its implementation. The conference took place in Kansas City where Mimms also encouraged drivers to use electronic logging devices before December 18, 2017. Using ELDs Before

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November 23, 2017

The FMCSA to Provide Additional ELD Transition Guidance

The FMCSA to Provide Additional ELD Transition Guidance

The FMCSA will soon be providing additional guidance related to enforcement procedures during the ELD transition. According to a recent announcement by the FMCSA this week, this guidance is to further facilitate motor carriers and to ensure “the smoothest and least intrusive way to implement this [ELD] rule.” The FMCSA

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November 15, 2017

KeepTruckin Launches Petition to Change the 14-Hour Rule

KeepTruckin Launches Petition to Change the 14 Hour Rule

The Hours-of-Service regulations are there to keep drivers safe, but after conducting a study, we found that the 14-hour rule does not always serve that purpose. When drivers lose a couple of hours after being detained by shippers or receivers, the 14-hour limit propels them to drive in an unsafe

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November 15, 2017

The Overall ELD Adoption Rate is Still Dangerously Low

The Overall ELD Adoption Rate is Still Dangerously Low

There are only a few more weeks left before the ELD mandate becomes mandatory for commercial drivers. However, there is still a large number of fleets which hasn’t installed electronic logging devices yet. In fact, according to a survey by CarrierLists, which included 1600 fleets, only 37% fleets have successfully

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