ELD mandate

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

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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.

Transport Topics
August 6, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

Capitol Agenda for the Week of June 25: The Hours

Livestock hauler Livestock hauler by Washburn WALTR via YouTube

Three U.S. House lawmakers recently unveiled legislation they said would provide common-sense fixes to hours-of-service issues certain truckers are facing. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 25, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Information Age Arrives for Small Carriers

Uber Freight app Tech developers such as Uber Freight are leveraging drivers' mobile devices to make technology more available and more affordable for small carriers. (Uber Technologies Inc.)

The use of technology is no longer a novelty but a necessity in the trucking business — for carriers of all sizes.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 20, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

ELD Mandate Law Enforcement Grace Period Is Over

ELD enforcement TT file photo

The three-month law enforcement grace period for trucks to be equipped with electronic logging devices is over. As of April 1, drivers caught without ELDs are due to be placed out of service for 10 hours, and may have points added to their Compliance, Safety, Accountability program scores, or could even be assessed a civil fine.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 28, 2018

Editorial: FMCSA’s Listening, Will You Talk?

As of April 1, truck drivers may now be placed out of service for failing to record hours of service using an electronic logging device. There are a few exceptions, but the soft-enforcement phase of the ELD mandate is behind us, and the situation is more real for some drivers: Plug in an ELD, or pull off the highway.

Transport Topics
March 28, 2018

Regulators Reviewing Petitions for ELD Waivers, USDOT Deputy Secretary Says

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Trucking regulators are reviewing multiple petitions from freight industry stakeholders seeking waivers from a federal electronic logging device mandate, Deputy Transportation Secretary Jeffrey Rosen said March 23.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 26, 2018