Overdrive Staff

Inside the black box: A guide to ELDs

FMCSA expects to begin enforcement of its ELD mandate Dec. 18, the scheduled date by which owner-operators must be using electronic logs. There are dozens of compliance options for truckers. This comprehensive look spells out those options -- and their pros and cons.

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Inside the black box: A guide to ELDs

Since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s late 2015 release of its final rule for using electronic logging devices, there’s been a rising swell of ELD development. Customers can choose from hardware and software options offered by dozens of vendors, many of them new to the trucking industry.

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Joey Parker Trucking’s 2011 Kenworth

Powered by a 475-horsepower Caterpillar and an 18-speed Eaton-Fuller with 3.55 rears, the truck is used to haul chicken in a reefer trailer.

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Trucking rap sheet: One charged, two plead guilty in separate CDL testing schemes

Two former Detroit DOT employees pleaded guilty recently for allegedly accepting more than $4,000 in bribes in a CDL testing scheme, and a Utah man was charged with accepting a bribe for a passing CDL skills test grade.

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Joseph Stelzer and another hauler cut off in ‘Crazy California driver’

A little white-knuckle moment caught by Stelzer's dashcam -- yet another example of reckless behavior by those with whom truckers share the road.

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Cummins, Eaton enter into $600M partnership on automated transmissions

Engine maker Cummins and transmission maker Eaton announced Monday a new partnership to develop automated transmissions for the heavy-duty truck market. The deal further solidifies Cummins' and Eaton's four-year partnership on integrated powertrains, which offers truck buyers an alternative to truck makers' proprietary powertrains.

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Illinois police placed 138 trucks out-of-service during annual 24-hour inspection blitz

In total, Illinois State Police conducted 1,437 inspections, issued 624 written warnings and 123 citations during the operation.

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Trucking employment rallied again in March

Trucking’s employment additions were part of a lackluster month for national employment, with the U.S. economy adding just 98,000 jobs, according to the Labor Department’s monthly report.

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Kentucky trucker shut down after causing accident, leading police on chase

Dalton McCoy Lampley was driving eastbound on I-24 in Kentucky on March 17 when he crossed the median into the westbound lanes. After striking two cars, Lampley continued driving with police in pursuit, leaving the interstate and driving into Calvert City, Ky., according to FMCSA.

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George Shaver’s 2001 Peterbilt 379

Shaver added the custom purple paint job with flames on the hood, 22-inch bumper with custom lights and the 8-inch miter stacks.

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