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How the two basic types of ELDs operate
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How the two basic types of ELDs operate

All compliant electronic logging devices will share a common bond: They can record data coming in from the system that controls the truck’s engine and component parts. The ELD final rule from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was specific in requiring synchronization with the electronic control module. That’s one of the reasons the agency...

November 28, 2017November 28, 2017by
OOIDA, NASTC to testify in House committee on impact of trucking regs on small carriers
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OOIDA, NASTC to testify in House committee on impact of trucking regs on small carriers

The House’s Small Business Committee on Wednesday will hold a hearing featuring owner-operators and other small business truckers intended to examine the impact federal regulations have on small trucking companies and “explore ways to to provide regulatory relief to the industry.” Testimony will be heard from Monte Widerhold of B.L. Reever Transport, who’s testifying on...

November 28, 2017November 28, 2017by
Diesel prices continue upward trend
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Diesel prices continue upward trend

Diesel fuel prices continue to creep up as 2017 draws to a close as prices increased by 1.4 cents during the week ending Nov. 27, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report. The increase brings the national average to $2.926 per gallon, the highest diesel prices have been since March 2015. During the week,...

November 28, 2017November 28, 2017by
Orders trickle in for Tesla Semi
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Orders trickle in for Tesla Semi

Just two days after California automaker Tesla revealed its battery-powered Semi, orders started rolling in. John Roberts, J.B. Hunt president and chief executive officer, says his company has placed a reservation for “multiple” Tesla tractors, each requiring a $5,000 down payment for a 2019 production date. Roberts says reserving the trucks was an important step...

November 20, 2017November 20, 2017by
ELD violations won’t ding carriers’ CSA scores until April, FMCSA announces
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ELD violations won’t ding carriers’ CSA scores until April, FMCSA announces

Carriers who are hit with citations for non-compliance with FMCSA’s electronic logging device mandate will not have points recorded against them in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability carrier scoring system, safety officials said today at a public hearing in Birmingham, Ala. It was previously announced that those drivers also will not be put out of service...

November 16, 2017November 16, 2017by
Texas Congressman asks Trump to delay ELD mandate via Executive Order
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Texas Congressman asks Trump to delay ELD mandate via Executive Order

The Texas representative who has been the principal sponsor of the H.R. 3282 ELD Extension Act of 2017 two-year electronic-logging-device mandate delay has written a letter requesting President Trump write an executive order to delay the December 18 mandate enforcement deadline at least until April Fool’s Day next year. April 1 is also the date...

November 13, 2017November 13, 2017by
Likely FMCSA boss Martinez stands behind ELD mandate, hopes to shore up CSA
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Likely FMCSA boss Martinez stands behind ELD mandate, hopes to shore up CSA

Raymond P. Martinez, President Trump’s pick to run the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration during his presidency, told a panel of Senators on Tuesday that he does not have plans to delay the agency’s Dec. 18 deadline for compliance with the electronic logging device mandate should he be confirmed to run the agency. However, Martinez...

November 2, 2017November 2, 2017by
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