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Trucking Industry Adjusts to ELD Mandate as Focus on HOS Compliance Sharpens

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The U.S. trucking industry is continuing to adjust to the federal electronic logging device mandate that took effect late last year.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
June 13, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

White House Reduces Trucking Rules, but Doesn't Ease Enforcement, Attorneys Say

ELD enforcement Sgt. Steve Vilbert of the Virginia State Police inspects a truck on Interstate 95 for electronic logging device compliance. (Eric Miller/Transport Topics)

INDIANAPOLIS ­­— The deregulatory nature of the Trump administration threatens delay or elimination of several Obama-era trucking-related regulations, but those that remain on the books will continue to be aggressively enforced, panelists said at a law seminar here.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 6, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Senate Bill Would Ease HOS, ELD Demands for Ag Haulers

Livestock hauler Livestock hauler by David B./Flickr

A bipartisan group of senators recently introduced a bill that would relax both electronic logging device and hours-of-service requirements for livestock haulers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 29, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety

Continental Offers ELD Rebate

Continental ELD A Continental VDO road log. (Continental Automotive Systems)

Six months after most commercial trucks were required to have a working electronic logging device, Continental Automotive Systems is offering fleets and owner-operators a “do over” if they are unhappy with the ELD they decided upon last year.

Transport Topics
May 21, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Chief Ray Martinez to Speak at House Transportation Hearing

Ray Martinez Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The country’s top trucking regulator will be among the officials scheduled to update House policymakers during a hearing May 22, several individuals with knowledge of the hearing told Transport Topics.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 11, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Carriers, Shippers Working to Meet Demand for Freight Hauling

Walmart trucks in a row Walmart trucks/TT file photo

Carriers and shippers are adjusting to an environment where rising freight rates and a driver shortage are bumping up against an expected drop in capacity now that soft enforcement for truck drivers to record their on-duty status using ELDs has ended, compelling the industry to work hard to prevent disruption in the movement of goods.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
April 19, 2018
Government, Safety

FMCSA Assigns CSA Severity Weights to ELD Violations

ELD check Rand McNally

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has assigned severity weights to each of about a dozen electronic logging device-related violations that are being recorded on a driver’s or motor carrier’s safety profile score.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 17, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Chao Stresses Continued Outreach to Ag Haulers on ELD, HOS Rules

DOT Secretary Elaine Chao HouseAppropsGOP via YouTube

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will continue to meet with and host briefings geared toward livestock haulers who are discontent with the electronic logging device rule, according to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: So Far, So Good for ELD Compliance

The adoption of federally mandated electronic logging devices has been a major transition for the trucking industry, but at this point it appears that most longhaul truckers are now using the technology to track their hours of service. While it’s still too soon to get a complete sense of where the industry stands with respect to ELD compliance, the early indications have been positive as enforcement tightens.

April 5, 2018
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

A Day at the Inspection Pit

Photos from Level I inspections in Virginia two days after the ELD mandate soft-enforcement period ended.

Transport Topics
April 5, 2018