May 23, 2018

How to survive the CVSA’s International Roadcheck 2018?

How to survive the CVSA’s International Roadcheck 2018

The CVSA’s International Roadcheck 2018 will take place from June 5 to June 7, 2018. Are you ready? In this blog post, we take a look at the CVSA’s Roadcheck 2018, the special focus this year, a brief recap of what happened during the CVSA’s Roadcheck 2017, and some tips

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May 16, 2018

The true impact and cost of ELD violations

The true impact and cost of ELD violations

The FMCSA recently updated the CSA’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) with new ELD violations and severity weights. There are now 22 ELD-related violations that count against SMS scores. As you must know, ELD violations did not affect CSA scores during the “soft enforcement” period — between December 18, 2017, and

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May 10, 2018

How to avoid ELD violations that affect CSA scores

How to avoid ELD violations that affect CSA scores

Although the FMCSA’s ELD mandate became effective on December 18, 2017, ELD violations didn’t affect CSA scores until April 1, 2018. The “soft enforcement” period was to ensure a smooth transition to electronic logging devices. However, now that “full enforcement” has begun on April 1, 2018, ELD violations are affecting

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May 8, 2018

Driver recruitment and driver retention are still the biggest concerns

Driver recruitment and driver retention are still the biggest concerns

Driver recruitment and driver retention continue to be the industry’s biggest challenges, according to the 2018 Transportation Spotlight Report. A total of 1,000 trucking executives and managers were surveyed. Their responses were: 69% respondents said recruiting drivers is the biggest challenge. 54% asserted that retention is an issue as well. The

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May 2, 2018

Fuel prices increase to three-year high

Fuel prices increase to three-year high

2018 will be a rough year for carriers looking to cut their fuel expenditures. During the week ending April 16, diesel fuel prices saw a 6.1-cent increase across the country. The fuel price is now at its highest point of 2018 and the highest since the beginning of 2015. The

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April 25, 2018

How KeepTruckin ensures compliance during inspections

How KeepTruckin ensures compliance during inspections

Our #1 priority at KeepTruckin is to make sure that all of our customers are compliant—but many of our customers didn’t expect that their life on the road would also become much easier with the KeepTruckin ELD on their dash. When it comes to roadside inspections and audits, the KeepTruckin

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April 3, 2018

MATS: Joe DeLorenzo answered several questions about ELD compliance

MATS Joe DeLorenzo answered several questions about ELD compliance

The Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) provided an opportunity for the FMCSA to meet with arivers and clarify many important aspects of the electronic logging device mandate. During his hour-long talk about the ELD rule at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Joe DeLorenzo, head of the FMCSA office of enforcement

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March 25, 2018

Late adopters may not get ELDs before full enforcement begins

Late adopters may not get ELDs before full enforcement begins

The April 1 ELD enforcement deadline is almost here. Non-exempt truckers are rushing to buy ELDs before full enforcement begins, and they are expected to run into logistic challenges as demand for ELDs skyrocket once again. A similar situation was experienced by carriers in December 2017. ELD vendors received thousands

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March 21, 2018

The post-mandate ELD implementation guide

The post-mandate ELD implementation guide

On December 18, 2017, the ELD mandate became effective, which means that non-exempt drivers required FMCSA-compliant electronic logging devices. However, according to a recent “Bloomberg/Truckstop Quarterly Truckload Survey,” approximately 868,000 drivers didn’t have a compliant ELD solution at the end of December 2017. Some drivers didn’t adopt an ELD solution

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March 21, 2018

Driver training and documentation can simplify ELD inspections

Driver training and documentation can simplify ELD inspections

Roadside inspections can sometimes be a hassle — especially if your drivers don’t exactly know what to do. Untrained drivers are finding it slightly more difficult to deal with ELD inspections. Enforcement and industry experts, however, believe that these problems can be easily resolved if drivers understand the ELDs installed

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