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 | Staff 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 | Staff Reporter
August 2, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Canadian Trucking Alliance Unveils 10-Point Plan to Improve Compliance, Safety

Ambassador Bridge Traffic crosses the Ambassador Bridge into Canada. (Mike Russell/Wikicommons)

The Canadian Trucking Alliance has created a 10-point action plan that presents ways in which CTA and provincial trucking associations aim to work with Transport Canada and local government agencies on strengthening compliance with issues such as hours of service and distracted driving.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 17, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Drivers Overcome Web of Regulations to Deliver Holiday Fireworks

Crowd watches a fireworks show (Getty Images)

Although they drive trucks only one to six times a year, drivers for American Pyrotechnics Association members face unique challenges related to federal transportation safety regulation.

Libby Seline | Special to Transport Topics
June 20, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

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

ELD (ERoad)

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