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Adding ELDs make for happier drivers: Omnitracs panel

December 4, 2017 by elizabeth

TORONTO, ON – Investing in new technologies, including Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), is the key to creating safe, efficient companies that attract both customers and new drivers, speakers at an Omnitracs panel said last week.

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OOIDA wants ELD exemption for small businesses

November 27, 2017 by elizabeth

GRAIN VALLEY, MO – With less than a month before the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate comes into effect in the United States the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has submitted an exemption request for small business carriers.
OOIDA has requested at least a five-year exemption for motor carriers classified as small businesses according to the Small Business Administration in the Untied States, and with no attributable at-fault crashes or a Carrier Safety Rating of Unsatisfactory.
Todd Spencer, executive vice president of the OOIDA says small-business truckers who have proven their ability to operate safely shouldn’t be subjected to the regulation, citing cost as a barrier to obtaining the devices.
Spencer also cited self-certification by vendors of the devices as one of the biggest issues brought up by the group, calling the devices unproven and uncertified.
“Most small-business motor carriers can ill afford to make these purchases only to learn later that the ELD is non-compliant. Yet they are required to do so or risk violation,” said Spencer.

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Integrated ELD app

November 21, 2017 by John Smith

Mobile Awareness has unveiled an Electronic Logging Device (ELD) integrated with Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) and International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) tracking and reporting.

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Penske rolls out ELD compliant app for rental trucks

November 21, 2017 by elizabeth

READING, PA – With less than a month to go before the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate takes effect in the United States, Penske Truck Leasing has released a new application (app) for its commercial rental customers to help them be compliant when on the road.

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ELD violations won’t mean CSA points

November 17, 2017 by elizabeth

TORONTO, ON – Carriers that operate across the border don’t have to fear for their Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA) scores if they are not compliant with the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate before the Dec. 18 deadline.
Federal Officials in the United States are confirming that drivers who are cited roadside for non-compliance before April 1, 2018 will be issued a “no points cite” which won’t affect the driver or carrier in the CSA system, reports Heavy Duty Trucking.

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Volvo trucks ready for ELD mandate

November 14, 2017 by John Smith

GREENSBORO, NC – Volvo has confirmed that its equipment is ready to support Electronic Logging Devices that are mandated in the U.S. as of December 18.

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OnCommand Marketplace live and open

October 30, 2017 by John Smith

Navistar’s OnCommand Connection Marketplace is now live, offering an open-architecture, cloud-based e-commerce platform for telematics services and driver support tools. It’s also open to customer-created and third-party apps.

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Help ELD, bypass app

October 30, 2017 by John Smith

Help Inc., the company behind the PrePass truck weigh station bypass system, has introduced Electronic Logging Device and mobile bypass applications.

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Lytx RAIR updates

October 30, 2017 by John Smith

Lytx RAIR compliance services will see several updates ahead of the pending mandate for Electronic Logging Devices in the U.S.

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Driver shortage top issue in ATRI survey

October 23, 2017 by John Smith

ORLANDO, FL – The driver shortage has been ranked as the top issue in trucking based on the American Transportation Research Institute’s (ATRI’s) annual industry survey.

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Clock is ticking toward U.S. ELD mandate

October 23, 2017 by John Smith

ORLANDO, FL – Electronic Logging Devices (ELD’s) are on track to be mandated in the U.S. on December 18, as regulators finalize the underlying systems and prepare to relegate paper logbooks to the trash bin of history.

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Clock is ticking toward U.S. ELD mandate

October 23, 2017 by John Smith

ORLANDO, FL – Electronic Logging Devices (ELD’s) are on track to be mandated in the U.S. on December 18, as regulators finalize the underlying systems and prepare to relegate paper logbooks to the trash bin of history.

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Canadian ELD mandate delayed

October 19, 2017 by John Smith

MILTON, ON – The clock is ticking toward a mandate for Electronic Logging Devices (ELD’s) in the U.S. – but Canada is now expected to establish its version of a mandate no sooner than the spring of 2019.

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Short-term truck rentals to be exempted from ELD rule

October 10, 2017 by John Smith

WASHINGTON, DC — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to announce on Oct. 11 that it will grant an exemption from being required to use an electronic logging device to “all drivers of property-carrying commercial motor vehicles rented for eight days or less, regardless of reason.”

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McLeod integrates EROAD data

September 22, 2017 by John Smith

EROAD’s is integrating real-time truck locations and Hours of Service data into the McLeod Software transportation management system’s LoadMaster Symphony Mobile Communications and Dispatch modules.