Government, Business, Technology

ELDs: A New Era in Trucking

The Dec. 18 implementation date for the federal electronic logging device mandate will mark the beginning of a new era in trucking. Electronic logs are nothing new, of course — many fleets have been using them voluntarily for years or even decades. But moving nearly the entire longhaul trucking business onto ELDs will enhance adherence to driver hours-of-service limits across the industry and put all carriers on equal footing.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 21, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

ELD Suppliers Offer Various Pricing Models, Levels of Service

The cost of an electronic logging device is difrficult to gauge, partly because vendors use different pricing models.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
August 21, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

New ELD Vendors Flood Market as Mandate Nears

ELD device KeepTruckin

A growing number of technology vendors have been flooding the market with new electronic logging device products in advance of the federal ELD mandate that takes effect Dec. 18.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
August 21, 2017
Government, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of July 24: The ELD Implementation Is Happening

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The sky isn't falling, the end isn't near, and the ELD mandate isn't being delayed, no matter what you've read or heard. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 24, 2017
Business, Logistics

Shippers Reluctant to Shift Freight Away From Trucks, but Intermodal Demand Could Rise

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Fewer shippers moved their freight from truckload to intermodal in the second quarter, but a shift could occur with the December electronic logging mandate, according to two surveys.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Werner's Derek Leathers on Forecasting the Shifting Business Climate

Werner Enterprises CEO Derek Leathers discusses trucking's shifting business climate with TT's Daniel Bearth, part of our July 12 LiveOnWeb program on the 2017 Transport Topics Top 100 For-Hire Carrier rankings.

Transport Topics
July 13, 2017
Government, Business

National ELD Mandate Education Tour Set

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is conducting an electronic logging device national tour to help educate commercial motor carriers about the ELD rule that goes into effect later this year.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 10, 2017
Technology, Autonomous

Trucking and Technology: Midyear Review and Look Ahead

TT Managing Editor Lorrie Grant and Managing Editor/Features Seth Clevenger take a midyear look at trucking and technology, and discuss the upcoming ELD mandate, autonomous driving developments and more. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
July 3, 2017
Government, Technology, Equipment

Supreme Court Denies Hearing on ELD Lawsuit

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s request for a rejection of a federal rule requiring electronic logging devices will not be heard by the Supreme Court, the court announced on June 12.

Transport Topics
June 12, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

More Than Half of Drivers Still Aren't ELD-Compliant, ONE20 Survey Finds

Gary Kicinski/Transport Topics

With six months to go before the government-mandated electronic logging device rule takes effect for most commercial truck drivers, a survey of drivers finds that fewer than half are ELD-compliant.

Transport Topics
May 18, 2017