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Rule spawns electronic-log supply sector – Arkansas Online

Rule spawns electronic-log supply sectorArkansas OnlineWith about three months until electronic logging devices are required in every commercial big rig, carriers and truck drivers have found that dozens of new companies have popped up to meet the technology demand. More than 100 companies are promising …and more » Read More… Rule spawns electronic-log supply sector – […]

Voices on the call for a shutdown starting October 3 – Overdrive Magazine

Overdrive MagazineVoices on the call for a shutdown starting October 3Overdrive MagazineThose are from the ELD or Me group, which has promoted two rally points around the nation’s capital ahead of a downtown gathering, minus trucks, and Operation Black and Blue, with similar plans. Both groups are encouraging truckers sympathetic to the … Read More… Voices […]

Webinar: ELDs and the short haul exemption – Fleet Owner

Webinar: ELDs and the short haul exemptionFleet OwnerThere’s the FMCSA definition of short haul covering rest periods, CDL and non-CDL drivers – and even how to measure air miles – to consider. In some operations, a portion of the fleet or drivers may need to comply. And while the exemption is optional … Read More… […]

Crime report: Fleet owners indicted for evading shutdown order, former DOT employee convicted of bank fraud, more – Commercial Carrier Journal

Commercial Carrier JournalCrime report: Fleet owners indicted for evading shutdown order, former DOT employee convicted of bank fraud, moreCommercial Carrier JournalDarryl Williams, a former FMCSA and Federal Railroad Administration employee, was convicted Aug. 25 on bank … The Arizona DOT seized $29,000 that was found in a small cooler inside a truck during an inspection, […]

FMCSA To Reduce Annual Carrier Registration Fees Due To Surplus – Go By Truck News

Go By Truck NewsFMCSA To Reduce Annual Carrier Registration Fees Due To SurplusGo By Truck NewsIn 2019, carriers with up to two trucks and brokers would pay $73, while carriers with 1,001 or more trucks would pay $69,971. FMCSA invites comments on the matter from stakeholders. Comments on this notice of proposed rulemaking must be […]

Trucking Companies Prepare for the Imminent ELD Mandate – Trucks.com

Trucks.comTrucking Companies Prepare for the Imminent ELD MandateTrucks.comThere’s almost no chance that the electronic logging device, or ELD, mandate won’t start Dec. 18 as planned. That’s the consensus of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, which is charged with enforcing the rule. CVSA is working to get law … Read More… Trucking Companies Prepare for the […]

FMCSA Surveys States on Severity of CDL Testing Delays – Transport Topics Online

Transport Topics OnlineFMCSA Surveys States on Severity of CDL Testing DelaysTransport Topics OnlineThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration earlier this month sent a survey to states asking for detailed information on the extent of delays in commercial driver license skills testing after industry stakeholders complaints that the delays are … Read More… FMCSA Surveys States […]

Utah brothers indicted after establishing a dozen 'chameleon' carriers – Land Line Magazine

Land Line MagazineUtah brothers indicted after establishing a dozen ‘chameleon’ carriersLand Line MagazineIn March 2012, Reliable Transportation received an unsatisfactory safety rating after FMCSA conducted a compliance review that revealed “violations in every rating factor category, as well as involvement in numerous vehicle crashes,” the indictment states. Read More… Utah brothers indicted after establishing a […]

Turnover rate for truck drivers rises amid increased freight movement demand – Supply Chain Dive

Turnover rate for truck drivers rises amid increased freight movement demandSupply Chain DiveAnd though the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has attempted to ease the strain of acquiring a commercial driver’s license (CDL), their efforts appear to be fruitless. The breadth of the driver shortage is troubling as the industry … Read More… Turnover […]

Foley compliance company partners with KeepTruckin to bring ELD, IFTA solutions – The Trucker

The TruckerFoley compliance company partners with KeepTruckin to bring ELD, IFTA solutionsThe TruckerFoley has over two decades of experience working with fleets to help them employ and manage the compliance programs they need to operate legally — including FMCSA-compliant drug and alcohol testing, driver file and hours of service programs, Sitak … Read More… Foley […]

Operation Black and Blue Announces Protest Of Government Overreach – Go By Truck News

Operation Black and Blue Announces Protest Of Government OverreachGo By Truck NewsAccording to their Facebook page, “Operation Black and Blue was created expressly for the support and coordination of efforts by truck drivers to help put a stop to the FMCSA, DOT, and ATA. We are against government overreach and over-regulation. Read More… Operation Black […]

YRC becomes second mega-fleet to request exemption from certain ELD mandate provisions – Overdrive Magazine

Overdrive MagazineYRC becomes second mega-fleet to request exemption from certain ELD mandate provisionsOverdrive MagazineYRC’s request is identical to UPS’, which asks FMCSA to (1) allow the installation of automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs) on new tractors that are replacing old tractors with AOBRDs beyond Dec. 18, 2017; (2) allow for an exemption from the … […]

Pending December 2017 ELD implementation remains on track, says ex-FMCSA head Sandberg – Supply Chain Management Review

Pending December 2017 ELD implementation remains on track, says ex-FMCSA head SandbergSupply Chain Management ReviewThe objective of the rule, according to FMCSA, is to strengthen commercial truck and bus drivers’ compliance with hours-of-service (HOS) regulations that combat fatigue. The rule will take full effect on December 10, 2017, two years after the date of … […]

FHWA promotes truck platooning with demonstration – Land Line Magazine

Land Line MagazineFHWA promotes truck platooning with demonstrationLand Line MagazineRide-alongs offered an opportunity for the passenger to experience the responses of trailing trucks after a passenger vehicle cuts in between the trucks. FMCSA also featured an inspection demo that allowed media and other interested parties to … Read More… FHWA promotes truck platooning with demonstration […]

YRC wants reprieve from certain ELD mandate provisions – Commercial Carrier Journal

Commercial Carrier JournalYRC wants reprieve from certain ELD mandate provisionsCommercial Carrier JournalYRC’s request is identical to UPS’, which asks FMCSA to (1) allow the installation of automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs) on new tractors that are replacing old tractors with AOBRDs beyond Dec. 18, 2017; (2) allow for an exemption from the …What is the […]

Pending December 2017 ELD implementation remains on track, says ex-FMCSA head Sandberg – Logistics Management

Small Business TrendsPending December 2017 ELD implementation remains on track, says ex-FMCSA head SandbergLogistics ManagementThe objective of the rule, according to FMCSA, is to strengthen commercial truck and bus drivers’ compliance with hours-of-service (HOS) regulations that combat fatigue. The rule will take full effect on December 10, 2017, two years after the date of …What […]

What is the ELD Mandate and What Small Businesses Does It Impact? – Small Business Trends

Small Business TrendsWhat is the ELD Mandate and What Small Businesses Does It Impact?Small Business TrendsThe new rules will apply to commercial buses as well as trucks. They were put together by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The new regulation applies to carriers and drivers who need to fill out records of duty […]

EROAD integrates with McLeod Software – Fleet Owner

EROAD integrates with McLeod SoftwareFleet OwnerEROAD announced real-time truck location and driver’s Hours of Service (HOS) data from its ELD solution will be integrated with McLeod Software transportation management system’s LoadMaster Symphony Mobile Communications and Dispatch modules. “To meet … Read More… EROAD integrates with McLeod Software – Fleet Owner

Emergency Declaration Issued by USDOT in Advance of Hurricane Irma – PR Newswire (press release)

Emergency Declaration Issued by USDOT in Advance of Hurricane IrmaPR Newswire (press release)6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao has directed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to issue a Regional Emergency Declaration in advance of Hurricane Irma for the States of …and more » Read More… Emergency Declaration Issued […]

FMCSA Denies ATA Petition Regarding Truck Tire Inflation Rules – Heavy Duty Trucking

FMCSA Denies ATA Petition Regarding Truck Tire Inflation RulesHeavy Duty TruckingThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration denied a petition filed by the American Trucking Associations that would remove a provision of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations regarding tire inflation. However, the agency says it will work … Read More… FMCSA Denies ATA Petition Regarding […]

ELD compliance and blockchain – FreightWaves

FreightWavesELD compliance and blockchainFreightWavesBecause they are subject to regular audits from FMCSA, subject to litigation by ambulance chasers and dishonest lawyers that paint them as evil large corporations, and receive pressure from insurance carriers, they argue that everyone should play by … Read More… ELD compliance and blockchain – FreightWaves

Electronic logging drives safety and efficiency | 2017-09-15 | Grand … – grbj.com

grbj.comElectronic logging drives safety and efficiency | 2017-09-15 | Grand …grbj.comNew federal regulations soon will require that all commercial vehicles come equipped with an electronic logging device, or ELD. The Federal Motor Carrier …and more » Read More… Electronic logging drives safety and efficiency | 2017-09-15 | Grand … – grbj.com

Electronic logging drives safety and efficiency – grbj.com

grbj.comElectronic logging drives safety and efficiencygrbj.comFMCSA-compliant devices must automatically record date, time, location information, engine hours and vehicle miles, as well as ID information for the driver, vehicle and company. As a backup, an ELD must be able to display, either digitally or with a … Read More… Electronic logging drives safety and efficiency – […]

EROAD announces McLeod software integration – American Journal of Transportation

EROAD announces McLeod software integrationAmerican Journal of TransportationDesigned with the driver in mind, the vertically integrated application includes an intuitive, easy-to-use in-vehicle ELD that is FMCSA registered and third party verified. Beyond compliance, having accurate, reliable data from EROAD in the McLeod … Read More… EROAD announces McLeod software integration – American Journal of Transportation

Challenges ahead for ELD 'foot draggers,' panel concludes – Fleet Owner

Fleet OwnerChallenges ahead for ELD ‘foot draggers,’ panel concludesFleet Owner“And if you read the fine print of the rule, even if a trucking company doesn’t have an ELD on their trucks, it’s going to take FMCSA a while to go in and do a compliance review before they can take strict enforcement action—either downgrading their […]

Celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week with the IWFA – Markets Insider

Celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week with the IWFAMarkets InsiderIn fact, according to the IWFA, the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) clarification to safety regulations relating to a truck’s window visibility now allows the use of compliant ‘clear’ window … Read More… Celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week with the […]

The Utah incident and what truckers should know about post-accident testing – Land Line Magazine

Land Line MagazineThe Utah incident and what truckers should know about post-accident testingLand Line MagazineMore than likely, you’ve read something or heard about the Utah incident involving a nurse being handcuffed for preventing a police officer from obtaining a blood sample from an unconscious patient. It’s also likely that you’re aware the unconscious …and more » […]

FMCSA demos platooning this week – Today's Trucking News

FMCSA demos platooning this weekToday’s Trucking NewsThe Partially Automated Truck Platooning (PATP) technology is based on Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC), and is being used in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s efforts to improve efficiency in road transportation in innovative ways. Read More… FMCSA demos platooning this week – Today’s Trucking News

Battling the high costs of driver fatigue – FreightWaves

FreightWavesBattling the high costs of driver fatigueFreightWavesThe TCA webinar was timely in that FMCSA has recently withdrawn a notice of proposed rulemaking that would have regulated, for the first time, sleep apnea. The rule would have required … According to Kim Beck, vice president of benefits consulting … Read More… Battling the high costs of […]

Certain Illinois military vets can waive CDL written test with new law – Overdrive Magazine

Overdrive MagazineCertain Illinois military vets can waive CDL written test with new lawOverdrive MagazineNew FMCSA guidance allows states to accept commercial learner’s permit applications from any out-of-state drivers. The guidance issued this week is in line with FMCSA’s final rule issued Oct. 13, 2016, that amended CDL regulations to ease the … Read More… Certain […]

Real numbers paint different picture about sleep apnea issue – Land Line Magazine

Real numbers paint different picture about sleep apnea issueLand Line MagazineIn 2015, there were 4,311 fatality crashes involving large trucks and buses, according to the FMCSA. None of those fatality crashes listed sleep apnea as the probable cause. But you wouldn’t know that by watching the news. Sens. Cory Booker, N.J … Read More… Real […]



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