Category: Freight Technology

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
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
Carrier registration for 2018 fiscal year delayed indefinitely pending FMCSA notice
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Carrier registration for 2018 fiscal year delayed indefinitely pending FMCSA notice

The carrier registration process for the 2018 fiscal year has been indefinitely delayed, according to a notice posted to the Unified Carrier Registration board’s website Friday. The governing UCR Board of Directors has recommended that all states delay the enforcement period of 2018 registration compliance until 90 days after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration...

October 31, 2017October 31, 2017by
How technology has come to affect trucking
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How technology has come to affect trucking

Mobile technology has revolutionized truck driving, making drivers more connected than ever before and changing how they work, relax and interact. The five ways it’s happened include: Connection – Though trucking still comes down to a driver and a truck, the job is a lot less lonely than it used to be, thanks to the...

October 4, 2017October 4, 2017by
ELD enforcement to be ‘phased in’ through April 2018
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ELD enforcement to be ‘phased in’ through April 2018

The US shipping community received a reprieve Monday from worst-case potential disruption caused by an electronic logging mandate for truck drivers that takes effect Dec. 18. An association representing state law enforcement agencies said it would postpone putting drivers out-of-service for not complying with the mandate until April 1, 2018. “Beginning April 1, 2018, inspectors...

September 25, 2017September 25, 2017by
Trimble Registers FMCSA-Compliant ELD Solution
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Trimble Registers FMCSA-Compliant ELD Solution

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that its FieldMaster Logs application has been registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) as a self-certified Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solution. FieldMaster Logs adds Hours of Service (HOS) and Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) functionality as part of its robust Fleet Management...

September 25, 2017September 25, 2017by
ELD mandate protest efforts set to stage October 3
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ELD mandate protest efforts set to stage October 3

With efforts to derail or delay the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s long-in-process electronic logging device mandate having taken yet another hit with the defeat of the House appropriations bill amendment that would have delayed the Dec. 18 deadline, some truckers are determined to raise the profile around the issue on their own. As you’ll...

September 19, 2017September 19, 2017by
ELD rumors dispelled: Small fleet exemption? Delay to 2019? Answers here…
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ELD rumors dispelled: Small fleet exemption? Delay to 2019? Answers here…

I received an email from an owner-operator this weekend with a few questions regarding the federal government’s fast-approaching mandate for electronic logging devices. The rule hasn’t changed since its publication in December 2015 (though FMCSA has altered its interpretations of the rule’s key exemption), but there seems to be lore among some in the industry...

August 10, 2017August 10, 2017by
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