OOIDA ELD Exemption Request Draws Thousands of Comments

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More than 4,000 comments were filed in response to a petition that seeks a five-year exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s electronic logging device rule for small carriers, but whether any contained strong enough arguments to overturn Congress’ intent in adopting the rule is an open question.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 7, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Grants Agriculture and Livestock Haulers ELD Waiver

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Federal trucking regulators have granted a 90-day waiver to agricultural commodities and livestock haulers from installing electronic logging devices in their trucks, and issued a separate clarification on potential miles that are exempt from hours-of-service requirements for agriculture haulers.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
December 26, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Canada Announces ELD Proposal as US Mandate Takes Hold

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As the electronic logging device mandate takes effect in the United States, Canada has published its own first draft of rules that would require the devices for truck drivers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 18, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ELD Resources: Websites Offer Information, Product Reviews

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With the electronic logging device mandate quickly approaching, websites for ELD information and reviews have emerged to help carriers sift through the multitude of systems on the market and find the right fit for their operations.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 22, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Penske Launches Driver App for ELD Compliance

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Penske Truck Leasing Co. launched a mobile app that will allow rental truck drivers to comply with the federal mandate for electronic logging devices and to access other information that enhances productivity.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
November 21, 2017

Editorial: Trucking Is 'Tightening Up' in 2018

“Tighten Up” is the title of a catchy 1960s ditty by Archie Bell & The Drells from Houston, Texas. It’s also an apt description of the atmosphere in the trucking industry heading into 2018.

Transport Topics
November 9, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

FMCSA Grants Truck Renting and Leasing Association a Limited Five-Year ELD Exemption

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it is granting the Truck Renting and Leasing Association a five-year exemption from a federal requirement that all trucks be equipped with electronic logging devices to record drivers’ hours of service.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 11, 2017
Business, Logistics

Truckload Carrier Pitch to Raise Rates in 2018 Underway; ELDs, Driver Pay, Turnover All Concerns

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The combination of the electronic logging device mandate, a shortage of drivers and an improving freight market has carriers and shippers wondering about transportation prices heading into 2018.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 9, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Contractor Association Requests Exemption From ELD Rule

EROAD announced at the 2017 TMC Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition the commercial availability of its Electronic Logging Device (ELD) ERoad

The Power and Communication Contractors Association has requested an exemption from the impending electronic logging device mandate, according to an announcement from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 13, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Scarce Truck Parking Has Atlanta Looking for Solutions

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Not nearly enough parking exists in metro Atlanta for truckers who must comply with federal rules that limit how many hours they can drive – a shortage that’s about to get worse, thanks to new enforcement procedures

David Wickert | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 30, 2017