Government, Business, Technology, Safety

3G Sunset Taking Some Devices Offline

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Cellular service providers are shutting down their 3G networks this year, a shift that could impact legacy wireless systems that some fleets are still using, experts said.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 24, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

FMCSA: Sunset of 3G Networks Could Impact ELD Tech Specifications

ELD inspection during Road Check event An officer conducts an ELD inspection during a Road Check event. Drivers are urged ask their ELD provider about its plan for upgrading or replacing a device to one that will be supported after the 3G sunset. (TT File Photo)

Federal trucking regulators are warning truckers that mobile carriers are shutting down their 3G networks as early as next year to make room for more advanced network services, including 5G.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 3, 2021
Government, Technology

Saia Posts Record Revenue in Q3

Saia truck Johns Creek, Ga.-based Saia expects to have 176 terminals open by the end of this year, up from 169 at the end of 2020. (Saia LTL Freight via Facebook)

Strong freight demand helped less-than-truckload carrier Saia Inc. report record third-quarter revenue, profits and operating ratio.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
November 3, 2021
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 | Senior Reporter
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