November 3, 2017

Mike Millian Updates on Canada’s ELD Mandate

Mike Millian Updates on Canada’s ELD Mandate

Addressing a seminar in Milton, Ontario, Mike Millian, the President of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC), updated the attendees on the upcoming Canadian ELD mandate. He told that the Canadian ELD mandate would come in early 2019. He regretted that the meeting between the officials of Treasury

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November 1, 2017

10 Fleet Management Challenges that ELDs Can Solve

10 Fleet Management Challenges that ELDs can Solve

Managing fleets is a complex task. It involves organizing operations, managing employees, maintaining fleet’s safety, taking care of the administrative work, and much more. Simultaneously managing all these tasks efficiently can be difficult for fleet managers. This is why so many fleet managers are excited about the upcoming ELD mandate

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October 31, 2017

ELD Mandate Isn’t Changing Hours-of-Service Rules, Explains Joe DeLorenzo

ELD Mandate Isn't Changing Hours-of-Service Rules

On December 18, 2017, the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate will take effect. Although most fleets are prepared for the upcoming ELD rule, some of them still have questions. To answer some of those questions, a panel discussion was held at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition

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October 30, 2017

The FMCSA Grants Two Temporary ELD Mandate Exemptions

The FMCSA Grants Two Temporary ELD Mandate Exemptions

After granting a limited five-year exemption to United Parcel Service (UPS) from some provisions of the ELD mandate, the FMCSA is now going to allow all motor carriers (not just UPS) two new temporary ELD mandate exemptions. The approved exemptions have started on October 20, 2017, and will end on

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October 26, 2017

Two Short-Haul Fleets Explain Why They Installed ELDs

Two Short Haul Fleets Explain Why They Installed ELDs

Short-haul drivers are exempt from the ELD mandate. According to the ELD mandate, unless drivers are breaching the short-haul limitations set by the FMCSA for more than 8 days in any 30-day period, they don’t require electronic logging devices. However, the short-haul exemption is a tricky one. Unless short-haul fleets

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October 25, 2017

New Feature Update: DOT Inspection Mode Access Lock

New Feature Update: DOT Inspection Mode Access Lock

DOT inspections, although necessary, can be a hassle for drivers and fleet operators. When a driver uses an ELD, the reviewing DOT officer can sometimes view excessive information on the driver’s handheld device, such as: Messages between drivers and fleet managers. Driving records that are over eight days. Other reports

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October 25, 2017

How ELDs Can Help Drivers Comply with Federal Regulations

How ELDs Can Help Drivers Comply with Federal Regulations

The trucking industry’s regulatory landscape is an ever-changing one. For better or for worse, the U.S. government has enacted several policies in the past that have shaped the industry into how it is now. However, even with all the previous regulations that have been implemented, new policies are still expected

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October 25, 2017

Truckers Driving Rental For Eight or Fewer Days Get ELD Exemption

Truckers Driving Rental For Eight or Fewer Days Get ELD Mandate Exemption

The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) has granted an ELD exemption to truckers who are driving short-term rental trucks. The exemption will be valid until October 2022. According to the latest exemption, truckers who are driving short-term rental trucks for eight or fewer days will not be required to maintain

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October 24, 2017

Approximately One Million Truckers Are Still Without ELDs

Approximately One Million Truckers Are Still Without ELDs

According to trucking industry experts, despite the ELD implementation date growing closer, nearly one million trucks are still without ELDs. Clem Driscoll, President of the consulting firm, C.J. Driscoll & Associates, said, “Our research shows the market is going to be pretty wild over the next three months because a

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October 19, 2017

The ELD Mandate Reminder: 60 Days to Go

The ELD Mandate Reminder: 60 days to go

The final ELD rule was published by the FMCSA in 2015. Now the compliance deadline for the ELD mandate is just 60 days from now. According to the ELD mandate, most commercial drivers would require FMCSA-certified electronic logging devices after December 18, 2017. The era of using paper logs to

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