Government, Business, Technology

No 'Soft Enforcement' After AOBRD ELD Exemption Ends Dec. 16

Trimble Duo ELD Trimble Duo ELD by Trimble

Commercial vehicle inspectors will not offer a “soft enforcement” grace period for truckers who have not migrated to electronic logging devices from grandfathered automatic onboard recording devices by Dec. 17, the date that full enforcement of the federal ELD rule takes effect.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
December 5, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Training Key for Smooth Transition From AOBRDs to ELDs

ELD panel at 2019 MCE Panel moderator Daniel Horvath of ATA listens as (from left) Bill Goins of Old Dominion Freight Line, Jim Mullen of FMCSA and Lisa Gonnerman of Transport America discuss the transition to ELDs. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — As the trucking industry completes its transition from automatic onboard recording devices to federally mandated electronic logging devices, motor carriers should not underestimate the amount of planning and training needed to ensure a smooth rollout, industry experts said at American Trucking Associations' Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 6.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 6, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Canadian Trucking Alliance Urges Provinces to Adopt ELDs

Canada, USA flags blowing in wind U.S.-based carriers that travel into Canada will need to have a Canadian-certified ELD. (Torrey Wiley/Flickr)

The Canadian Trucking Alliance has initiated conversations with transportation ministers in an effort to encourage adoption of electronic logging devices at the provincial level.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 7, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Canada Announces Final ELD Mandate to Take Effect in 2021

Canadian Minister of Transport Marc Garneau Canadian Minister of Transport Marc Garneau says the mandate "will improve safety for drivers and for all Canadians." (Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg News)

The Canadian federal government has unveiled its long-awaited electronic logging device mandate, which will take effect in two years.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 13, 2019

Toronto Firm BigRoad Launches Pay-As-You-Go ELD

BigRoad launched a “pay-as-you-drive” electronic logging device solution, aimed at drivers with an irregular need for ELD compliance, the company said in a news release.

May 29, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA to Drivers: Don’t Overthink Personal Conveyance Time

Larry Minor and Joseph DeLorenzo Larry Minor (left) and Joseph DeLorenzo address the MATS audience. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Some truck drivers still are grappling with the definition of personal conveyance time. They shouldn’t be, according to a top executive for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 4, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

New York Hadn't Been Enforcing the ELD Mandate. Now It Is.

New York highway signs Jimmy Emerson, DVM/Flickr

The New York State Department of Transportation announced that state inspectors will begin enforcing federal electronic logging device rules, ending a year-plus stretch during which a lawsuit kept the state law enforcement in limbo and left federal inspectors as the sole enforcers of the rule in the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 18, 2019
Government, Business

Border Wall, Mueller Probe Complicate Lame-Duck Federal Funding Negotiations

U.S.-Mexico border on California side A road on the California side of the U.S. border with Mexico. (Shutterstock)

Congressional Republican leaders adamant about avoiding a partial government shutdown ahead of a Dec. 7 funding deadline have yet to outline an endgame to ongoing negotiations that have been marked by pressures from the White House and their Democratic counterparts.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Transportation Bill Could Be Next Up After Senate Sends House Defense Bill

Livestock hauler raymondclarkeimages/Flickr

The U.S. Senate has gained more time to finalize a transportation measure that includes a key trucking provision prior to a Sept. 30 deadline now that it has approved a fiscal 2019 defense funding bill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 20, 2018
Business, Technology

Continental Automotive Systems Lowers Prices on ELDs

Continental ELD A Continental VDO RoadLog. (Continental Automotive Systems)

Continental Automotive Systems is cutting the prices of its electronic logging devices.

August 6, 2018