Technology, Equipment, Fuel

ELD Mandate Presents Opportunity to Boost Fuel Efficiency, Technology Vendors Say

Orbcomm ELD Carriers can offset the cost of ELDs through added features designed to enable fuel-economy improvements and other operational efficiencies, vendors say. (Blue Tree Systems, an Orbcomm company)

Complying with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s electronic logging device mandate may create new expenses for new adopters of the technology, but the devices also could generate fuel savings for carriers depending on the type of system they deploy and how they use the data.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
February 12, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Regulators Consider Up to One-Year Exemptions for ELD Integration Challenges

Old Dominion Freight Line truck Old Dominion Freight Line on Jan. 19 was granted a 90-day waiver from HOS laws as they applied to the ELD mandate that went into effect Dec. 18. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Federal trucking regulators are considering granting a one-year exemption from certain technical requirements of the electronic logging device mandate for carriers having difficulty integrating ELD software updates with their fleet managment systems.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 30, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

ELD Compliance: More Thoughts From Key Executives

More comments from key executives on the state of ELD compliance, one month after the mandate went into effect.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
January 26, 2018
Government, Business

2018 Government Outlook

Transport Topics' Eugene Mulero hosts this authoritative look at the regulatory and legislative action expected to come out of Washington this year and how it will affect trucking businesses. More at bit.ly/TT-LOW0117.

Transport Topics
January 17, 2018
Government, Business

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Dec. 18: Private Activity Bonds Stay in Tax Bill

Rep. Sam Graves Rep. Sam Graves by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Tax policy authorizers in the U.S. House pushed a bill that had dropped private activity bonds. Senate authorizers kept the exemption. The GOP tax bill is scheduled for a vote in the House on Dec. 19. House passage will lead to a vote in the Senate soon after. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 18, 2017

Editorial: Looking Back, Moving Ahead

So, how was your year?

Transport Topics
December 14, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

2017: A Year Spent Looking Ahead

2017 was a year of anticipation for the freight transportation industry, leading up to the long-awaited Dec. 18 mandate for broad adoption of electronic logging devices to track hours of service.

Daniel P. Bearth | Transport Topics Senior Features Writer
December 14, 2017

Year of the ELD: A Timeline

Teletrac's Navman Teletrac Inc.

The Dec. 18 phase-in of the mandate for electronic logging devices might be THE story in trucking of 2017 — and the mandate's effect will live into 2018 and well beyond.

Transport Topics
December 13, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ELD Update: FMCSA Softens Violators' Safety Profile Impact

FMCSA's Cathy Gautreaux

To ease the trucking industry’s transition to the federal electronic logging device mandate, citations issued between Dec. 18 and April 1 for failure to comply with the new law will not be posted to motor carriers’ safety profiles. But carriers still could be fined, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials said Nov. 20.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Ryder Launches ELD Platform for Commercial Rental Customers

Ryder ELD platform Business Wire

Ryder System has teamed with Geotab to launch the Ryder electronic logging device platform for commercial rental customers in North America.

Transport Topics
November 2, 2017