January 30, 2018

The FMCSA issues a 90-day ELD waiver for short-term rental trucks

The FMCSA issues a 90-day ELD waiver for short-term rental trucks

A 90-day ELD waiver for short-term rental trucks was posted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in the Federal Register on January 19. The waiver took effect on the day it was published and would expire on April 19, 2018. The Truck Rental and Leasing Association (TRALA) sought

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January 30, 2018

KeepTruckin’s Improved Reporting Experience

The KeepTruckins' new and improved reporting experience

Reporting in KeepTruckin is a great way to access, aggregate, and export the data being collected through drivers, fleet managers, and electronic logging devices. Our reports have helped thousands of fleets to develop a comprehensive understanding of their operations by providing actionable insights and answering many outstanding questions. After taking

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January 29, 2018

Researchers push for truck parking detection technology

Researchers have shown support for truck parking detection devices.

Researchers have shown support for truck parking detection devices. According to them, truck parking detection technology can help haulers find available parking spots more efficiently. After the ELD mandate implementation, the shortage of parking spaces in the country is making it tough for CMV drivers to adhere to the hours

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January 24, 2018

ELD enforcement, adoption, and market conditions after the ELD mandate

ELD enforcement adoption and market conditions after the ELD mandate

The electronic logging device mandate took effect on December 18, 2017. Industry experts require a bit more time to fully gauge the impact of the ELD mandate on the trucking industry, but the signs so far have been positive. Soon after the ELD mandate implementation, market conditions improved in favor

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January 23, 2018

Trailer orders reach an all-time high in December

Trailer Orders Reach an All-time high in December

The net trailer orders in December hit at an all-time high of 47,000 units, the Freight Transportation Research (FTR) reported. FTR is a reliable source of transportation intelligence and has served the shipping, trucking, rail, intermodal, equipment, and financial industries for nearly 30 years. FTR’s data showed that last month’s

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January 22, 2018

Tow truck drivers and a propane fleet ask for ELD mandate exemptions

Tow truck drivers and a propane fleet ask for ELD mandate exemptions

In the last few weeks, several trucking groups and fleets have asked the FMCSA for ELD mandate exemptions. Last week, we also covered the ELD exemption requests from CES, ARA, AESC, and ADS. Now, the Towing and Recovery Association of America (TRAA) and a seasonal propane-hauling fleet have also requested

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January 20, 2018

Industry update: 28% of truckers still need an ELD

28% of Truckers Still Need an ELD

We’re just over one month into the ELD mandate era, and one thing has become clear: the industry’s transition to Electronic Logging Devices is far from over. According to the “Bloomberg/Truckstop Quarterly Truckload Survey” conducted by Truckstop.com and Bloomberg, 28% of truckers have yet to adopt a compliant ELD. The

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January 18, 2018

Four more trucking groups and fleets request ELD exemptions

Four more trucking groups and fleets request ELD exemptions

Four more trucking groups and fleets have requested the FMCSA for a 5-year ELD mandate exemption. These four trucking groups and fleets are: American Disposal Services (ADS) — a trash hauling and recycling fleet. Cudd Energy Services (CES) — an oilfield service fleet. The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA). The Association

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