The FMCSA’s final ELD rule, published on December 16, 2015, is expected to improve fleet operations, reduce administrative burden, and maximize profits. It is also expected to save 26 lives and prevent 562 injuries every year. Additionally, America’s trucking industry will also be able to save approximately $1 billion through the use of ELDs.
The numerous benefits of the ELD mandate have made it clear that this is the future of the trucking industry. If fleets want to improve operations and increase safety, they will have to adopt ELDs and automate as many tasks as possible.
After weeks of speculation, the Supreme Court has finally refused to hear OOIDA’s ELD mandate case. This refusal effectively ends OOIDA’s court battle against the upcoming ELD mandate. In other words, after the Supreme Court’s rejection, OOIDA would not be able to pursue this case legally anymore.
As a result, the FMCSA ELD mandate is now all set to take into effect from December 18, 2017.
OOIDA stated that it was extremely disappointed that the Supreme Court didn’t see any merit in reviewing its case. OOIDA also added that they would continue pushing…
On May 9, 2017, FMCSA held a meeting to discuss in detail the technical specifications of ELDs. The main purpose of this meeting was to make sure that ELD manufacturers understand how to make ELDs that work as per federal regulations.
In that meeting, the FMCSA confirmed what many people have been fearing for a long time, i.e., cellular-based ELD systems are a compliance risk.
This is extremely important and can be the difference between being compliant and being non-compliant after the December 18, 2017, ELD mandate deadline. So make sure you are paying attention.
Ever since the FMCSA introduced the ELD mandate and made it mandatory for most CMV drivers, there has been a lot of talk about electronic logging devices (ELDs) and electronic logs.
We saw a rise of many new companies as ELD manufacturers and providers. At the same time, we also saw that many new e-log mobile apps were introduced to replace paper logs.
However, the problem which we often see is that there is a lot of confusion among CMV drivers and fleets managers regarding these two terms. They don’t seem to differentiate between an ELD and an e-log mobile app.
You’ve probably heard it by now: The ELD mandate is bound to happen, and the only thing left to do for trucking companies is to prepare for it.
While many people have a negative outlook towards ELD implementation, it’s worth saying that a good number of these negative perceptions came from myths or straight-up lies about ELDs and what these devices have to offer (more on this below).
In most cases, fleet managers and CMV drivers enjoyed using ELDs because of the various benefits these electronic logging devices offer. Yes, the additional cost does seem like an extra burden to fleets, but…
ELD, AOBRD and EOBR are some of the most common terms in the trucking industry. Ever since the ELD mandate was introduced by the FMCSA, people have been talking about ELDs, AOBRDs and EOBRs.
All these terms, especially ELDs and AOBRDs, are often used interchangeably. However, these acronyms are different and refer to different types of devices. More importantly, not all these devices guarantee compliance. Therefore, knowing the technical differences among them become all the more important for drivers, carriers, and fleet managers.
In this blog post, we define what each term means, what are the differences between ELDs,…
The ELD mandate is almost here. Fleets have less than 9 months to prepare for it, install ELDs, train their staff, and be compliant.
It seems there is not enough time and a lot of things to do.
One of the biggest problems for fleets, however, is that many drivers are still unwilling to adopt ELDs. They believe that ELDs are going to make their lives difficult and more complex. So they don’t seem to care if fleets are going to get into trouble if they don’t comply with the FMCSA’s final ELD rule.
That’s a bit of a conundrum for fleet…
Hours of Service violations, also known as HOS violations, is a common theme in the trucking industry. CMV drivers and fleet managers are often struggling with HOS violations, because penalties and fines for violating Hours of Service rules can quickly add up.
Additionally, Hours of Service compliance is a major factor in maintaining a good CSA score, which is crucial for every fleet. By fixing unnecessary HOS violations, fleets can maintain a good safety score, which results in fewer penalties and more business opportunities.
In this blog post, we highlight 6 common HOS violations and how to fix them.