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Three ELD tips for small fleets – American Trucker

American TruckerThree ELD tips for small fleetsAmerican TruckerAs we all know, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is requiring all U.S. trucks and buses to be equipped with electronic logging devices (ELDs) or automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs) by December 18 this year. Yet …Toshiba Selects FleetUp for Complete ELD Compliance and Intelligent Fleet […]

Partial ELD waiver for short-term truck rentals – Fleet Owner

Heavy Duty TruckingPartial ELD waiver for short-term truck rentalsFleet OwnerWhile operating under this rental-truck exemption, drivers remain subject to the standard hours-of-service (HOS) limits, must maintain a paper record of duty status (RODS) if required, and maintain a copy of the rental agreement on the vehicle. However …FMSCA to Exempt Short-Term Truck Rentals from ELD […]

FMCSA To Host 2 Q & A's on Hours Of Service Rules – Go By Truck News

FMCSA To Host 2 Q & A’s on Hours Of Service RulesGo By Truck NewsThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is inviting commercial motor vehicle drivers to participate in a live Hours of Service Question and Answer session with subject matter expert Tom Yager, Chief of the Driver and Carrier Operations Division … Read More… […]

FMCSA to hold two hours-of-service Q&A webinars this month – Overdrive Magazine

Overdrive MagazineFMCSA to hold two hours-of-service Q&A webinars this monthOverdrive MagazineYager is chief if the Driver and Carrier Operations Division within FMCSA, and Chandler is the lead transportation specialist in the FMCSA Passenger Carrier Division. The first session is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to noon Eastern time. Read More… FMCSA to […]

FMSCA to Exempt Short-Term Truck Rentals from ELD Rule – Heavy Duty Trucking

Heavy Duty TruckingFMSCA to Exempt Short-Term Truck Rentals from ELD RuleHeavy Duty TruckingDuring the meeting on Oct. 5, FMCSA told TRALA that the ELD mandate would allow drivers to combine HOS records from their own ELD platform with the one provided by a truck rental company even if they are different systems. Unfortunately, this likely …First […]

Truckers driving rentals for eight days or fewer exempt from ELDs – Overdrive Magazine

Overdrive MagazineTruckers driving rentals for eight days or fewer exempt from ELDsOverdrive Magazine… evidence is found that a carrier has replaced a rental truck with another on eight-day cycles, or attempted to renew a rental agreement for the same truck for an additional eight days. Of the 429 comments received by FMCSA on TRALA’s exemption […]

Eight tips: Don't get pegged during CVSA's safe driving enforcement week – Fleet Owner

Eight tips: Don’t get pegged during CVSA’s safe driving enforcement weekFleet OwnerThe goal of this exercise is ultimately to reduce motor vehicle fatalities. CVSA pointed to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) latest Large Truck Crash Causation Study, which found driver behavior to blame for more than 88% of … Read More… Eight tips: […]

Toshiba Selects FleetUp for Complete ELD Compliance and Intelligent Fleet Management Solution – Markets Insider

Toshiba Selects FleetUp for Complete ELD Compliance and Intelligent Fleet Management SolutionMarkets InsiderMILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — FleetUp, a premier provider of ELD/HOS compliance solutions for Intelligent Fleet Management, today announced that Toshiba America Business Solutions has selected FleetUp to provide FMCSA electronic …and more » Read More… Toshiba Selects FleetUp for Complete ELD […]

Safety firms to jointly offer ELD – American Trucker

Safety firms to jointly offer ELDAmerican TruckerIt’s a plug-and-play system that takes the stress out of FMCSA compliance.” The 3rd Eye ELD offering is part of the company’s “Enhance Vehicle Behavioral Analytics” package – a complete suite of information captured by 3rd Eye cameras, collision … Read More… Safety firms to jointly offer ELD – […]

Mobile ELDs: the benefits and risks of roaming devices – Commercial Carrier Journal

Commercial Carrier JournalMobile ELDs: the benefits and risks of roaming devicesCommercial Carrier Journal“The FMCSA really didn’t appreciate that there are scenarios where a driver operates away from a vehicle,” says Soona Lee, regulatory compliance manager at EROAD, a provider of fleet management, electronic tax reporting and ELD compliance systems. Read More… Mobile ELDs: the benefits […]

Truck Driver Who Killed Teen in May Appears in Virginia Court – Legal Examiner

Legal ExaminerTruck Driver Who Killed Teen in May Appears in Virginia CourtLegal ExaminerThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration or FMCSA has strict regulations for drivers and employers that use commercial vehicles. Most states have adopted FMCSA rules for CDL holders for alcohol. The legal limit is 0.04% blood alcohol …and more » Read More… Truck Driver […]

American Sikh drivers lining up their trucks at I-465 against ELDs – Times of India

Times of IndiaAmerican Sikh drivers lining up their trucks at I-465 against ELDsTimes of IndiaHYDERABAD: Over 300 Sikh truck drivers have returned to Indiana from Washington DC and are forming a truck line on Interstate 465 to call attention to a directive from Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that poses not only economic …and […]

It ain't over till it's over… – High Plains Journal

It ain’t over till it’s over…High Plains JournalThis leaves cattle potentially stranded roadside on the truck. The list of poor outcomes begins to grow exponentially, almost immediately. … We worked tirelessly to include language in the fiscal year 2018 appropriations bill passed by the U.S. House … Read More… It ain’t over till it’s over… […]

ELDs and the short-haul exemption: Two fleets' perspectives – Fleet Owner

Fleet OwnerELDs and the short-haul exemption: Two fleets’ perspectivesFleet OwnerDuring the same webinar, Joe DeLorenzo, director of the Office of Compliance and Enforcement at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), explained carriers that fall under the short-haul exemption operate within a 100-air-mile radius … Read More… ELDs and the short-haul exemption: Two fleets’ perspectives […]

CVSA's Operation Safe Driver Week Is Coming Up – Go By Truck News

Go By Truck NewsCVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week Is Coming UpGo By Truck NewsLaw enforcement agencies throughout North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and educational outreach as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week, taking place next week from Oct. 15-21 … Read More… CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver […]

300 American Sikh drivers lining up their trucks at I-465 – Punjab News Express

Punjab News Express300 American Sikh drivers lining up their trucks at I-465Punjab News ExpressINDIANAPOLIS: Over 300 Sikh truck drivers have returned to Indiana from Washington. D.C. and forming a truck line on Interstate 465 today to call attention to a directive from Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that poses not only … Read More… […]

GeoWiz Pro – Helping Dispatchers Run a Fleet Effectively and Efficiently | NewsWatch Review – NewsWatch

NewsWatchGeoWiz Pro – Helping Dispatchers Run a Fleet Effectively and Efficiently | NewsWatch ReviewNewsWatchThere are rules and regulations in place to keep truck drivers on the road and safe. In order to stay compliant with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration or FMCSA, trucks will be required to have hours of service computer system installed […]

Trump Taps NJ Motor Vehicle Chief To Lead FMCSA – Law360 (subscription)

The TruckerTrump Taps NJ Motor Vehicle Chief To Lead FMCSALaw360 (subscription)President Donald Trump will nominate the chairman and chief administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to be the head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the nation’s safety regulator for commercial motor vehicles, the …Trump taps NJ motor vehicle official as next […]

Truckers Take to the Streets to Protest ELDs – Heavy Duty Trucking

Truckers Take to the Streets to Protest ELDsHeavy Duty TruckingOperation Black and Blue states on the group’s 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 …and more » Read More… Truckers […]

FMSCA hosts two hours-of-service Q and A sessions in October – Land Line Magazine

FMSCA hosts two hours-of-service Q and A sessions in OctoberLand Line MagazineHandling questions live will be FMCSA subject expert Tom Yager, chief of the Driver and Carrier Operations Division, and Peter Chandler, lead transportation specialist in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Passenger Carrier Division. Read More… FMSCA hosts two hours-of-service Q and A sessions […]

Group of DC demonstrators parks up near the White House – Overdrive Magazine

Overdrive MagazineGroup of DC demonstrators parks up near the White HouseOverdrive MagazineTwenty-nine bobtail trucks staged in the wee hours on Constitution Avenue between the Washington Monument and the White House today in an attempt to garner the attention of the President on the electronic logging device mandate. … and several … Read More… Group of […]

Telogis ELD verified by former FMCSA administrator – Fleet Owner

Fleet OwnerTelogis ELD verified by former FMCSA administratorFleet Owner… use of ELDs to digitally capture and record commercial truck drivers’ hours of service, or HOS, by Dec. 18, 2017. The Telogis ELD is also listed on the FMCSA website among those that providers have certified as meeting requirements of the ELD mandate.and more » Read More… […]

Full text of Sen. Booker's sleep apnea bill released – Land Line Magazine

Land Line MagazineFull text of Sen. Booker’s sleep apnea bill releasedLand Line MagazineJ., that would force the U.S. Department of Transportation to push through a final rule to require testing of sleep apnea for truck drivers and railroad workers has been released. As expected, S1833 includes … After hundreds of comments were received …and more » […]

Industry Stakeholders Generally Support a National Academy of Sciences CSA Study, But Still See Challenges Ahead – Transport Topics Online

Transport Topics OnlineIndustry Stakeholders Generally Support a National Academy of Sciences CSA Study, But Still See Challenges AheadTransport Topics Online“Congress asked an important question regarding whether the public display of this data improves truck safety or just serves to obfuscate what data is important to FMCSA in regards to carrier vetting by shippers and brokers. […]

From the scene in DC and around the country as grassroots groups press against the ELD mandate – Overdrive Magazine

From the scene in DC and around the country as grassroots groups press against the ELD mandateOverdrive MagazineAlso in the podcast, you’ll hear a brief talk I had with Tony Justice about his group’s tactics heading into D.C. daily since Tuesday from the Doswell Truck Stop in Doswell, Va. Tomorrow, grassroots groups involved there, who […]

Telogis ELD certified by former FMCSA administrator – Fleet Owner

Fleet OwnerTelogis ELD certified by former FMCSA administratorFleet Owner… use of ELDs to digitally capture and record commercial truck drivers’ hours of service, or HOS, by Dec. 18, 2017. The Telogis ELD is also listed on the FMCSA website among those that providers have certified as meeting requirements of the ELD mandate.and more » Read More… […]

Telogis Enlists Former FMCSA Administrator to Certify ELD – Heavy Duty Trucking

Heavy Duty TruckingTelogis Enlists Former FMCSA Administrator to Certify ELDHeavy Duty Trucking“The FMCSA’s ELD self-certification process is important but it’s not enough; our customers want to be sure providers have taken the necessary steps to ensure that they have a fully certified solution for the ELD deadline,” said Erin Cave, vice …and more » Read More… […]

ELD protests Day 2: Truckers roll in, stage along rigs in front of DOT headquarters – Overdrive Magazine

Overdrive MagazineELD protests Day 2: Truckers roll in, stage along rigs in front of DOT headquartersOverdrive MagazineAbout the crew at DOT offices (with around 20 trucks in the vicinity): Drivers took turns on a megaphone pointed high up into the top of the building at DOT offices, where they were told FMCSA’s headquarters were positioned […]

Telogis ELD verified by former FMCSA official – Commercial Carrier Journal

Commercial Carrier JournalTelogis ELD verified by former FMCSA officialCommercial Carrier JournalInstallation of an ELD has been mandated by the FMCSA to digitally capture and log commercial drivers’ Hours of Service (HOS) before the Dec. 18, 2017 deadline. The Telogis ELD solution is also listed among providers having met mandate standards on …and more » Read More… Telogis […]

Democrats in House, Senate push for sleep apnea final rule – Land Line Magazine

Democrats in House, Senate push for sleep apnea final ruleLand Line MagazineIn March 2016, the FMCSA and FRA joined together to compile data to see if a proposed rule regarding sleep apnea testing was necessary. The FMCSA held three public listening sessions on the topic and received hundreds of comments from truck drivers, … Read More… […]

Fuel hauling group seeks reprieve from 30-minute break requirement for some drivers – Commercial Carrier Journal

Commercial Carrier JournalFuel hauling group seeks reprieve from 30-minute break requirement for some driversCommercial Carrier JournalThe exemption requested by the National Tank Truck Carriers would allow drivers hauling petroleum-based fuels to use 30 minutes of time attending the load to satisfy the 30-minute break requirement. NTTC says many of the 38,000-plus tractors that … Read […]



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