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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.

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Out of service not enforceable until April on ELD’s

August 31, 2017 by elizabeth

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is pushing back enforcement on the out-of-service criteria for the new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate in the United States.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) new congressionally mandated ELD regulations will still take effect on Dec. 18, 2017 as planned, and will still be enforceable from that date, however the CVSA announced this morning that inspectors will not be putting vehicles out of service until April 1, 2018.
Until the April 1 deadline inspectors will be noting violations and roadside inspection reports, and issuing citations to drivers at the inspector’s discretion.
The announcement will not affect the enforcement of out-of-service criteria for Hours of Service.

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Integrated ELD and fleet management system

August 24, 2017 by John Smith

Geotab is teaming up with JJ Keller and Associates with a cloud-based system that audits Electronic Logging Device Data transmitted from a Geotab GO device – integrating the JJ Keller Encompass fleet management system with Elogs.

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Data Driven: ELD’s can open door to big data

August 21, 2017 by John Smith

If knowledge is power, then Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) could be the most powerful device on the truck. Sure, the device at its most basic is responsible only for monitoring hours of service, but the potential of networking and integrating data is impossible to ignore.
Why settle for simple electronic logging when it can serve as a total fleet management solution in a box?
A friend of mine drives for a 10-truck floral distribution company and makes regular runs from Ontario’s Niagara region to Chicago, Michigan, and western New Jersey. The picture he paints of his distribution manager would be amusing if it were not (most likely) true. The manager must be a fellow who grew up trucking in the ’60s, and still listens to eight-track tapes of Red Sovine and Dave Dudley. The routes are badly planned, trucks are frequently diverted en route, the vehicles are always breaking down, and all communication with drivers is done over the -telephone. And he doesn’t believe in ELDs. My friend says his boss will wait until the last possible moment to equip his fleet – and then only because he must.

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Cell-based compliance reporting

August 15, 2017 by John Smith

Continental’s VDO RoadLog Office Advanced gives fleet managers the power to automatically send and receive data to and from the VDO RoadLog ELD Plus, wherever there’s a cellular connection.

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ATA calls for continued ELD push

July 24, 2017 by John Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is calling on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to continue in the push toward a December rollout of mandated Electronic Logging Devices.

“Supporters of a delay are attempting to accomplish, almost at the 11th hour, what they’ve been unable to do in the courts, Congress or with the agency: roll back this common sense, data-supported regulation based on at best specious and at worst outright dishonest arguments,” says Bill Sullivan, executive vice president – advocacy, in a blunt letter to the administration’s deputy administrator.

U.S. Representative Brian Babin has introduced legislation to delay the mandate by two years.

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IN PRINT — Log Jam: U.S. deadline for ELDs approaches

July 19, 2017 by elizabeth

There are still plenty of questions being posed by drivers, owner-operators and small fleets as the industry moves ever closer to the U.S. mandate for Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). Here are a few things to consider before the December 18 deadline arrives.