Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Konexial Acquires Axle Technologies’ ELD, Fleet Management Customers

Konexial My20 Konexial via YouTube

Konexial Inc. acquired Axle Technologies’ complete roster of electronic logging device and fleet management customers, Konexial officials said Oct. 21.

October 21, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Time Running Low for Fleets to Convert AOBRDs to ELDs

Truck driver uses ELD A driver uses an ELD to log his hours of service. On Dec. 16, 2019, companies that have been using AOBRDs must begin utilizing ELDs. (J.J. Keller & Associates)

Although the federal electronic logging device mandate has been in effect for nearly two years, the regulation will take full effect later this year when an exemption for older e-log systems is set to expire.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
September 3, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Perspective

Perspective: ELD Data Can Help Fleets Improve Safety

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will hold its annual Operation Safe Driver Week July 14-20, and this year’s theme is speeding.

Adam Bruttell | Vice President of Sales & Marketing, MiX Telematics
July 12, 2019

Toronto Firm BigRoad Launches Pay-As-You-Go ELD

BigRoad launched a “pay-as-you-drive” electronic logging device solution, aimed at drivers with an irregular need for ELD compliance, the company said in a news release.

May 29, 2019
Government, Business

ELD Exemption for Livestock Haulers Part of Fiscal 2019 Congressional Funding Deal

Sen. Richard Shelby Sen. Richard Shelby by Al Drago/Bloomberg News

Included in the law signed by President Trump Feb. 15 that funds federal agencies through fiscal 2019 is a provision that exempts livestock and insect haulers from the electronic logging device requirement.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 14, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

ELD Era Brings Fleets, Shippers Toward More Collaboration, Experts Say

A truck at a loading dock A truck at a loading dock. Shippers are trying to address delays at docks due to the implementation of the ELD mandate, experts say. (iStock)

The advent of ELDs is influencing how carriers and shippers work together to control costs, deploy capacity, design networks, offer and charge for services, make capital investments, recruit and assign drivers and leverage new technology.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
January 30, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

AOBRD Phaseout Under ELD Rule Could Pose Challenges for Fleets and Vendors, Experts Warn

PeopleNet AOBRD PeopleNet Communications Corp.

ATLANTA — Nearly all motor carriers subject to the federal electronic logging device mandate have complied with that regulation, but another significant transition remains for fleets still using AOBRDs, older e-log systems that predate the ELD rule, industry experts said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 5, 2018
Government, Business

With Funding Deadline Fast Approaching, Fiscal 2019 Transportation Bills Not Yet Considered

Livestock hauler Livestock hauler by Washburn WALTR via YouTube

The fate of a provision tucked in the transportation bills in the House and Senate that would suspend enforcement of the electronic logging device rule for livestock haulers remains uncertain as lawmakers approach a Sept. 30 government funding deadline.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 12, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ELDs: Data-Driven Trucking

Data-Driven Trucking MiX Telematics

The government-mandated use of electronic logging devices hasn’t just replaced paper logbooks; it also has marked a major step forward for technology adoption and the use of data in trucking.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
August 24, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Senate-Passed Transportation Funding Bill Includes $1 Billion in Infrastructure Grants

Transportation Funding Bill Collins is the bill's sponsor. (Zach Gibson/Bloomberg News)

Legislation that would provide $1 billion in infrastructure grants and would extend the electronic logging device waiver for livestock haulers for the next fiscal year easily passed the Senate on Aug. 1.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 2, 2018