ELDs

The ELD mandate’s double bind for owners of post-1999 trucks with earlier model mechanical engines

Owner-operator Randy Carlson runs a 2001 Freightliner chassis powered by an early-90s Cat 3406B. It's increasingly looking like the truck as configured (and others similarly situated) is between a compliance rock and a hard place with the ELD mandate.

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POLL: Are you in the market for a pre-2000 truck to avoid ELDs?

Whether the answer is yes or no or you already run a 1999 or older truck, weigh in here on your approach to the significant exemption for pre-2000 model year trucks under FMCSA's ELD mandate, whose compliance date remains more than a year off.

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Trump promises big on highway funding, could open door to more tolls and privatization

Trump said on the campaign trail he wants $1 trillion invested in U.S. infrastructure. Though he was mum on specifics, he did say he intends to incentivize private businesses to invest in infrastructure projects by offering them tax breaks. Such privatization of U.S. roads could lead to more tolls, says OOIDA's Todd Spencer. And: Readers react on regs promises.

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Will ELD mandate hold under Trump presidency?

Though Republicans will control the House, the Senate and the presidency starting January 21, regulatory relief may still be hard to come by, analysts say.

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Spot market demand tilting toward a stronger environment for carriers in 2017

FTR analyst and COO Jonathan Starks feels truckers' demand position in the spot market will improve well into 2017, particularly if movement toward electronic logging devices picks up. As in any improving-demand situation, rates will follow up.

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‘Keep fighting’: One reader’s reaction to the 7th circuit’s ELD decision

In this Overdrive Radio 'mailbag' series podcast, more than one trucker strikes a defiant yet hopeful tone in response to yesterday's Halloween decision by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the FMCSA's ELD mandate final rule.

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OOIDA considers further legal challenge to ELD mandate

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, which filed the lawsuit in March, said it is disappointed, but looking ahead to continue challenging the rule.

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PIT Group to offer independent ELD testing, verification

The independent testing will follow the latest version of the ELD Test Plan and Procedures issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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Foley partners with KeepTruckin for e-logs

The Foley company, a provider of compliance services for the transportation industry, has partnered with California-based KeepTruckin to bring together "the key competencies of two industry leaders in transportation compliance," Foley CEO Joel Sitak says. "With our compliance expertise and their technology, we're now able to provide our customers with some of the most robust, affordable and easy-to-use programs on the market today." KeepTruckin is the company behind the hours logging app and electronic logging device of ...

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Trucking attorney: Court appears likely to side with FMCSA in ELD court challenge

"The panel was very suspect of the arguments that OOIDA was making and seemed to be much more in favor of the attorneys of the agency,” said transportation attorney Tim Wiseman of the Sept. 13-held oral arguments made in the ELD court challenge.

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