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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January 17, 2018

How do livestock/ag haulers benefit from KeepTruckin ELDs?

How do livestock and ag haulers benefit from KeepTruckin ELDs

In December 2017, the FMCSA granted a 90-day ELD waiver to ag haulers, which pushed the ELD mandate compliance deadline for livestock/ag haulers to mid-March. However, that deadline is ending soon, and livestock haulers will need electronic logging devices to stay compliant. Apart from the FMCSA compliance, the KeepTruckin ELD

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January 16, 2018

Annual registration of carriers with new fee structure begins

Annual Registration of Carriers With New Fee Structure Begins

Carriers are now able to complete the yearly Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) filings for 2018 and pay their annual registration fees. The UCR board, which oversees federal and state registration of motor carriers and brokers, also cut this year’s registration fees by 9.1 percent across the board. However, registration fees

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January 16, 2018

OOIDA’s petition for ELD exemption for small carriers open for comment

OOIDA’s petition for ELD exemption for small carriers open for comment

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is now accepting comments on the request made by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) to exempt certain small carriers from the ELD mandate for at least five years. As defined by the Small Business Administration (SBA), small trucking companies are those that

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January 15, 2018

Clean inspections on the rise: 40 states show improvement

Clean Inspections on the Rise - 40 States Show Improvement

40 states registered small to marked improvements in their percentage of clean inspections, according to data released at the end of last year. The data also showed that roadside inspections went up by more than four percent after a few years of decline. Because of the long push from truckers and,

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January 11, 2018

Market conditions align in favor of truckers after the ELD mandate

Market Conditions Align in Favor of Truckers After the ELD Mandate

Despite last year’s turbulent first half — and relatively difficult 2015 and 2016 in terms of rates — the second half of 2017 ended quite impressively for truckers. After the implementation of the ELD mandate, market conditions aligned to favor truckers, resulting in their contract rates improving significantly. Forecasters are

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January 11, 2018

Prepare IFTA reports in just a few clicks with the KeepTruckin ELD Plus

Prepare IFTA reports in just a few clicks with the KeepTruckin ELD Plus

January 31, 2018, is the deadline for submitting the quarterly IFTA report. Usually, trucking companies have to spend countless hours and employ several resources to put their records together for IFTA fuel tax calculation. Manually keeping track of each mile that you have traveled from state line to state line,

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January 9, 2018

Trucking industry in 2017: A year in review

Trucking industry in 2017: A year in review

2017 was a big year for America’s trucking industry. We saw changes in regulations, court cases, protests, implementation of the ELD mandate, and so much more. In this blog post, we recap the major events that happened during 2017. Moreover, we will also shed some light on what we can

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January 8, 2018

Identifying and challenging incorrect ELD violation codes

Identifying and challenging incorrect ELD violation codes

To help the industry transition into the ELD mandate, it was designed to be implemented in two phases. The first phase began on December 18th of 2017. At this point, every non-exempt driver was required to have an ELD or AOBRD. Violations would be logged by DOT officers to drivers

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