Running a well-oiled trucking company that has the capacity to generate high revenues isn’t an easy feat to accomplish.
After all, with the trucking industry’s ever-changing policies and regulations, you can hardly call its ins and outs to be simple. And we’re just talking about the external aspect, here, by the way.
When you factor in the intricacies of orchestrating the internal components of a trucking company, even the most experienced truckers and carriers can be taken aback by how overwhelming everything can be.
And so the question becomes: “How are carriers and truckers meant to achieve insurmountable success when they are…
In a panel discussion that recently took place, several experts in the trucking industry mentioned that carriers who have yet to transition their fleets to be compliant with the ELD mandate are bound to face several challenges in the near future.
Some of these problems include an increase in driver turnover rates, carrier productivity losses, a possible ELD supply shortage, and unsatisfied customer expectations. The experts noted that late adopters might even experience ELD units not performing as advertised and not complying with the ELD mandate’s regulatory requirements.
The recent panel discussion was held at the 13th Annual…
Are you prepared for the upcoming ELD mandate?
Do you know every important detail that you need to know before the compliance deadline comes?
Eligible truckers and fleets — those who need to comply with the FMCSA’s ELD rule — would require compliant electronic logging devices before December 18, 2017. Otherwise, they will be fined and cited.
Moreover, not having electronic logging devices after the ELD mandate compliance deadline will negatively affect your business. Since your competitors would be equipped with ELDs, they will get more clients than you.
You don’t want to be in that situation.
Roadside inspections are common for commercial truck drivers. Like many things, however, the way roadside inspections happen and the way they affect truckers might also change and evolve a little bit from now on.
As technology involves more and more in our daily lives, we are moving towards automation with each passing day. Roadside inspections are no exception.
Currently, there are seven (7) CVSA roadside inspection levels that drivers are familiar with. However, as we dive deeper into the digital age with technologies such as wireless connections and electronic logging devices, a new level of…
The fate of several trucking policy reforms is set to be decided by lawmakers in a series of Congressional sessions that are expected to take place during the months to follow.
These provisions could potentially impact the regulatory guidelines of several critical policies that hold significant influence in the day-to-day operations of both carriers and fleets across the nation’s trucking industry.
With lawmakers making their way back to Washington from their annual August Congressional recess, provisions that could affect these critical trucking policies — such as the ELD mandate — are up for discussion in the upcoming sessions.
Safety enforcers are questioning the validity of the legal petition that the OOIDA recently filed to the FMCSA.
The petition challenges both the capability of certain states to enforce the ELD mandate and the compliance status of these states with a federal government funding program.
According to the OOIDA’s petition, a total of 26 states have yet to incorporate the final ruling of the ELD mandate into their state laws. Additionally, the OOIDA also claims that 20 out of these 26 states haven’t even adopted any federal safety regulations that were made effective by the…
The trucking industry’s current data trends and statistics are showing that the operators are coping well with the upcoming ELD mandate.
While several rumors have been spreading on how the industry will experience a “mass exodus” of drivers after the ELD implementation deadline, the numbers seem to be showing otherwise.
Just as how the industry was able to cope with the previous regulatory changes, experts also foresee the trucking industry coping well with the ELD enforcement.
In this article, we will take a quick look at some of the previous regulatory hurdles that the trucking industry…
A panel discussion about the inspection process for truck drivers who claim to be exempt from the ELD mandate was recently held during the Great American Trucking Show (GATS) 2017.
The event was held on August 24, 2017.
The panel consisted of Sergeant Dana Moore and Lieutenant Monty Kea from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) in Texas, along with Todd Dills from Overdrive Magazine.
According to the panel, the safety officers in Texas will give truckers the “benefit of the doubt” in cases they can’t verify (during roadside inspections) if a truck is exempt from the ELD rule.
Last week, Congress voted down the amendment to delay the ELD mandate. The amendment that was introduced by Mr. Brian Babin in July 2017 would have restricted DOT’s funding for enforcing the ELD rule until the end of the fiscal year — September 30, 2018.
In other words, it would have delayed the ELD mandate for at least a year. However, Congress voted it down; the lawmakers voted 246-173 against any deferral of the ELD mandate.
This was perhaps one of the last nails in the coffin, and it pretty much confirms that the ELD mandate is not…
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), has decided to rely on a more “phased-in” approach to implement the ELD mandate. To give trucking companies a bit more time to fully implement the electronic logging device mandate, the CVSA has decided to delay the enforcement of the out-of-service criteria for ELD mandate until April 01, 2018.
The CVSA has informed the FMCSA about this decision. The FMCSA has confirmed the news as well and stated that they agree with the CVSA.
As more details have surfaced about this latest announcement by the CVSA, we decided to publish a detailed…