Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Minnesota’s Hands-Free Law Aims to Promote Truck, Car Safety

Driver talking on cellphone Getty Images

Minnesota’s recent law banning the use of handheld cellphones while driving will improve safety for motorists and truckers alike, according to Minnesota Trucking Association President John Hausladen.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Omnitracs Executive Urges Carriers to Migrate to ELDs From Older E-Logs

Omnitracs Cuthbertson (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Tom Cuthbertson, vice president of regulatory affairs at Omnitracs, encouraged fleets to complete their transition from older systems to electronic logging devices.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 18, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

FMCSA’s Ray Martinez Urges Carriers to Convert AOBRDs to ELDs

Ray Martinez FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez discusses ELDs, hours of service and automated vehicles at Omnitracs’ Outlook 2019 user conference in Dallas. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

DALLAS — Ray Martinez, the head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, urged carriers to complete the trucking industry’s transition to electronic logging devices and expressed optimism about the potential to add flexibility to driver hours-of-service rules.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 28, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Editorial

Editorial: Catching Up With the Pace of Change

The trucking industry has been through quite a period of transformation during the past 12 months. Perhaps it’s time to take a breather — and take stock of where we are. As 2018 draws to a close, things aren’t as hectic as they were one year ago, but change still persists.

December 6, 2018
Government, Business, Autonomous

Senate Leader McConnell Looks to Avoid Government Shutdown Before Dec. 7 Deadline

Senate Leader Mitch McConnell McConnell stressed that his caucus of Republicans will not consider a partial shutdown of the federal government. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press)

Senate Republicans will look to avoid a partial shutdown of the federal government, the leader of the chamber told reporters on Nov. 14.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

2018 Roadcheck Out-of-Service Rate Declines From Last Year

Inspectors checking a truck A Maryland officer inspects a flatbed truck at a previous CVSA Road Check event. (Eric Miller/Transport Topics)

More than one of every five trucks that received comprehensive Level I inspections during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s International Roadcheck this summer were taken out of service, CVSA reported on Sept. 12. CVSA said that the out-of-service rate for the 45,400 Level I inspections was 21.6%, a decrease from last year’s 23% rate.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 12, 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
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

How Have ELDs Changed Trucking?

Six months after the electronic logging device mandate went into effect, this LiveOnWeb program explores the impact the change has had on the trucking industry.

June 27, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

HOS Flexibility Provided Under House Bill

A truck hauling cattle Cattle Haulers of America via YouTube

Legislation that would provide hours-of-service flexibility for certain truckers as a way to promote highway safety and boost the economy was introduced June 21 by a bipartisan group of U.S. House lawmakers.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 21, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Replay: LiveOnWeb's 'How Have ELDs Changed Trucking?'

LOW panelists Tom McLeod, Edin Selimagic, Kerri Wirachowsky LOW panelists Tom McLeod, Edin Selimagic, Kerri Wirachowsky

It’s been six months since the electronic logging device mandate went into effect. So now’s a good time to ask: How Have ELDs Changed Trucking? Today's LiveOnWeb program will answer that question. Watch now.

June 20, 2018