ELDs
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.

Transport Topics
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.

Transport Topics
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.

Transport Topics
June 20, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Senate Funding Bill Tasks DOT With Reviewing Ag Haulers’ ELD Concerns

Horse hauler TT File Photo

Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) indicated he may propose a provision aimed at assisting livestock haulers struggling with electronic logging device requirements when the Appropriations Committee considers a fiscal 2019 transportation funding bill June 7.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 5, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ATA’s Chris Spear Cautions Against Further ELD Exemptions

Chris Spear; Cathy Gautreaux; James Gattoni, Robert Fatovic, Gregory Feary Chris Spear (left), Cathy Gautreaux, James Gattoni, Robert Fatovic and Gregory Feary. (Eric Miller/Transport Topics)

INDIANAPOLIS — The head of American Trucking Associations warned during a legal seminar here that further exemptions from Congress to electronic logging requirements for agricultural haulers could threaten safety on the nation’s roads.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 5, 2018
Business, Safety

Senate Bill Would Ease HOS, ELD Demands on Livestock Haulers

Livestock and cattle-hauling truck Senators want to relax both ELD and HOS requirements for livestock haulers. (David B./Flickr)

A bipartisan group of senators recently introduced a bill that would relax both electronic logging device and hours-of-service requirements for livestock haulers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 31, 2018
Opinion

Opinion: The Financial Case for Technology Investment

It’s no secret that technology is rapidly changing the business of trucking. Electronic logging devices, automation, electric power and advancements in telematics are or may soon affect the way transportation companies plan, execute, compete and succeed.

Sean Maharaj | Director, Transportation Logistics and Retail Practices, AArete
May 7, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

A Day at the Inspection Pit: Truck Drivers Display ELD Compliance

Police Inspection Vilbert inspects a tire by Eric Miller/Transport Topics

DUMFRIES, Va. — Under gray skies on the cold morning of April 3, Sgt. Steve Vilbert of the Virginia State Police lay in wait on an Interstate 95 exit ramp ready to nab any truck driver who hadn’t installed an electronic logging device on his truck. Just two days after a soft-enforcement period for ELD usage had ended, history told Vilbert there could be some violators.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 4, 2018

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