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
Technology, Government, Business, Equipment

ELDs Now or Later? Early Adopters Can Choose

Sometimes it pays to be early. Many carriers still using paper driver logs will need to hustle in the coming months to install electronic logging devices in their trucks by Dec. 18, the implementation deadline for the federal ELD mandate. Fleets that already have deployed e-logs, on the other hand, will be afforded much more flexibility.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 20, 2017
Technology, Government, Business, Equipment

Training Vital for E-Log Deployment, Fleets Say

Seth Clevenger — Transport Topics

PHOENIX — With just eight months remaining until the federal electronic logging mandate goes into effect, fleets that still rely on paper driver logs soon will need to make the transition to e-logs, but that process involves much more than simply installing a device in a truck.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 20, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Truck Rental Companies Seek More Time to Implement Federal ELD Regulation


Companies that rent trucks are still grappling with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration over how the agency’s forthcoming electronic logging device mandate will apply to vehicles available for short-term rental. The firms are looking for a government decision in late June.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 17, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

NHTSA Upgrades Investigation Into Freightliner Cascadia Wiper Motor Failures


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has upgraded an ongoing preliminary investigation into windshield wiper motor failures on a potential 193,000 2015-16 Freightliner Cascadias.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 7, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Special Coverage

FMCSA Preps Truckers on ELD Malfunctions

Smith by John Sommers II for TT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As the requirement to transition to electronic logging devices fast approaches, federal trucking regulators explained to truckers the steps to take in the event their devices malfunction.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

FMCSA to Review ELDs, Entry-Level Policies at MATS


Federal trucking regulators intend to host seminars on the minimum training requirements for entry-level drivers and the implementation plan for electronic logging devices at the Mid-America Trucking Show next week.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

DriverTech Offers ELD With Video Capture


Onboard technology supplier DriverTech has launched a new mobile communications device that includes electronic logging capabilities and a forward-facing dash camera.

Transport Topics
February 3, 2017