ELD mandate

Truckers converge on Washington, D.C., for events this week

Scenes from Doswell, Va.: Among other efforts, the "ELD or Me" anti-ELD mandate group's planned D.C. activities have gotten under way today, after things got started in earnest as the group members set up shop at the Doswell Truck Stop in Doswell, Va.

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POLL: Are you participating in ELD-mandate protest efforts kicking off this week?

Having been promoted for a start date of Tuesday, Oct. 3, various protest actions against the mandate for truckers to use electronic logging devices are happening this week. Are you participating or not? Weigh in here.

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GPS Insight ELD self-certified

GPS Insight, a technology provider of tailored GPS tracking and e-log products, has registered and self-certified its electronic logging device as compliant with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ELD specifications.

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14-hour, ELD reform should be top priority for new FMCSA administrator, readers say

Readers delivered on our call for viewpoint on just where the next FMCSA administrator's priorities should sit -- the electronic logging device mandate stood out, with views toward hours of service reform with an emphasis on greater split-sleeper flexibility a primary theme.

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OOIDA announces coalition to press for ELD mandate delay

The move is the latest attempt by OOIDA to have the mandate stalled or struck down outright. So far, those attempts have been unsuccessful, and the mandate’s looming compliance date remains in effect.

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Congressional low-hanging fruit for the Babin ELD delay bill, and a real shortage in Puerto Rico

Recall the House Freedom Caucus, which called for review/repeal of a myriad of regs (ELD mandate included) as Trump came into office? These caucus members voted against the recent delay amendment. And: An actual shortage of haulers in Puerto Rico in Hurricane Maria's aftermath.

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Transflo’s ELD/telematics partnership with EFS

Under the terms of the agreement, EFS adds Transflo Telematics and its electronic logging device to its portfolio of data, payment, and compliance solutions for the transportation industry. A unique purchase method offers a digital coupon and in-store Pilot Flying J pickup.

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Voices on the call for a shutdown starting October 3

This week’s edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast takes a run through the mailbag following last week’s conversations with organizers of two ELD mandate protest actions set to take place in Washington, D.C., beginning Oct. 3.

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ELD mandate: Sounding the death knell for the American driver

An op-ed from Overdrive reader owner-operator Devin Combs of Bloomington, Ind.: "This electronic logging device situation is just one more cost that I can't endure and a headache that I don't have time for."

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No more ‘catching up the logbook’ with ELDs, a paradigm shift that raises numerous issues

A panel of drivers at the August Great American Trucking Show illustrated that the seemingly simple change brings with it a raft of complications, from new administrative and operational burdens placed on drivers and carrier dispatch to the pressing need for shipper/receiver customers' appreciation of the new dynamics.

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