Business, Technology, Equipment

3G Cellular Network Sunsetting Raises Concerns in Trucking

5G cellular tower Fleet owners operating on 3G networks need to replace or upgrade their devices or run the risk of falling behind once those networks sunset. (Getty Images)

While the timing is expected to vary, many wireless cellular providers plan to phase out or “sunset” their remaining 2G and existing 3G networks early next year, according to the Federal Communications Commission.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 7, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

As Canadian ELD 'Progressive Enforcement Period' Nears, Expert Urges Training

Driver using an ELD A driver uses an ELD app on his tablet to monitor hours of service. (J.J. Keller & Associates)

Although no devices have been approved for drivers, Canada’s electronic logging device mandate is less than a month away and fleets should prepare accordingly.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 14, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

ELDs Have Improved HOS Compliance in First Year Since Full Implementation

ELD inspector An ELD inspector. Since the ELD rule’s initial December 2017 compliance date, roadside driver inspections with hours-of-service violations have dropped by more than 50%. (FMCSA)

The federal electronic logging device mandate has leveled the playing field among motor carriers and reduced driver hours-of-service violations, but it may still be too early to determine how ELDs have affected safety on the nation’s roadways, industry experts said.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
January 11, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

ELD Vendors Update Software to Match Modified HOS Rules

Driver looking at screen in truck Software providers worked to ensure a smooth transition into the revised FMCSA hours-of-service rules by providing updates. (MiX Telematics)

Before the federal government’s revised hours-of-service rules went into effect Sept. 29, suppliers of electronic logging devices were busy updating their software.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
November 3, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Rhode Island Trucking Company Owner Admits to Falsifying ELD Records

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The owner of a Rhode Island-based trucking company has admitted to falsifying service records for approximately 20 drivers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Fleets Face Increasing Cybersecurity Threats, Experts Say

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Trucking companies that are becoming more technological are at risk of increased vulnerability, but there are steps they can take to mitigate such threats.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 2, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FBI Warns Truckers That Hackers Could Target ELD Data

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The FBI issued a cautionary notice warning truckers that cyber criminals could target electronic logging device vulnerabilities as a means of seizing business information, but industry experts note that hackers have as yet not found a way to crack into ELD data.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 30, 2020
Business, Technology

Keeping ELDs Up and Running

Velociti technician Velociti, a provider of technology deployment for trucking companies, also offers device monitoring and repair services through its VeloCare. (Velociti)

Electronic logging devices are now a mission-critical component of regulatory compliance in trucking, but anything from hardware failure to a lack of cellular connectivity can create disruptions.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
May 22, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Officials: Progress Continues on ELD Enforcement, Proposed HOS Changes

Regulations panel at Omnitracs’ Outlook 2020 user conference PMTC’s Mike Millian (from left), FMCSA’s Joe DeLorenzo, CVSA’s Kerri Wirachowsky and Omnitracs’ Mike Ahart provide an update on ELD and hours-of-service regulations. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

LAS VEGAS — Enforcement of the federal electronic logging device mandate is progressing, and regulators are working to finalize a proposal to add flexibility to driver hours-of-service rules, government and industry officials said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 20, 2020

Planning Your Move From AOBRDs to ELDs: 8 Key Considerations and 6 Critical Questions

Planning Your Move From AOBRDs to ELDs

By December, you must transition from AOBRDs to ELDs. It’s crucial that you allow enough runway to research options and plan carefully to get the best result. Use this guide to prepare your organization and set up a smooth transition.

August 2, 2019