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 | Staff 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
Government, Business, Safety

Wilcox Seeks ELD Exemption for DOE-Related Hauls

Energy Innovation Lab Energy Innovation Laboratory by Idaho National Laboratory/Flickr

A trucking company that hauls loads for a federal laboratory has requested an exemption from the electronic logging device rule, according to a document scheduled for publication in the Federal Register on April 4.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2018
Business, Technology

Investors Inject Fresh Funding Into KeepTruckin, Samsara

Jeff Lautenberger/MCT

Investor interest in trucking technology remains strong, as venture capital firms have recently put a total of $100 million into two companies that seek to upgrade the way data is used to ensure driver compliance, monitor vehicles and make fleet operations more efficient.

Transport Topics
March 23, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Revised ELD Guidance: FMCSA Allows AOBRD Software on Fleet Expansion Trucks

PeopleNet device PeopleNet Communications Corp.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued revised guidance permitting motor carriers that were using automatic onboard recording device software prior to the effective date of the electronic logging device mandate to add trucks to their fleet without having to update those new trucks to electronic logging device software until mid-December 2019.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 20, 2018
Government, Technology, Equipment

Lawmakers Seek ELD Waiver Extension for Livestock Haulers

Rand McNally

Several lawmakers are calling for an extension of the electronic logging device waiver granted to livestock haulers, who were given temporary reprieve from the mandate in late December.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2018