electronic logging

Hours and EOBRs: Operator challenge No. 2

Using a survey and our social media channels, we quizzed readers about what they saw as the No. 1 problem for owner-operators. Here’s a closer look at challenge No. 2 of the top five, Hours and EOBRs, with partial solutions from owner-operators, fleet representatives and others.

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Lowest out-of-service in Roadcheck history

Nearly 8,000 CVSA and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration inspectors performed 70,712 truck and bus inspections.

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Pocket Tools

Dozens of new smart-phone apps can save you money, time and hassles. Best of all, many are free.

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ATA supports electronic logs

ATA said Compliance Safety Accountability program shows a link between compliance with hours-of-service rules and carrier safety performance.

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News flash: Owner-operator likes electronic logs

Jeffersonville, Ind.-based owner-operator Perry Famularo says he "was one of those guys who said, 'If you make me go to electronic logs, I’m out of here.'" Leased to Dart Transit, though, he was presented with the opportunity a couple years ago to try out one of the PeopleNet eLogs units the mostly owner-operator carrier was beginning to test and offer its contractors. As Famularo tells it, "Dart asked me would I want to experiment with one. I said, 'Well sure, I’m willing to ...

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Local fame for Goodyear highway-hero finalist

The Gloucester Times of Gloucester, Mass., reported on the heroic achievements of one of the town's own this weekend -- Stephen Page, driver for Pit Bull Trucking, was on I-80 July last year near Clearfield, Pa., when he noticed fire along the roadside and inspected it to find a tractor pulling doubles on having run off the road and burst into flames. The driver was unconscious. Page, with the help of another driver, managed to ...

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Feature Article: Feeling the heat

As the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 program goes live nationwide in July, it will increase the agency’s attention to owner-operator safety.

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