electronic logs

More hours flexibility could ‘ease e-log angst’?

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts asked the question in the title of a blog post on the CCJ website in which he discusses the hours flexibility issue relative to the proposed electronic logging device mandate.

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FMCSA: Study shows lower crash rates with e-logs, but ‘skewed’ to bigger carriers

Electronic logs have a beneficial impact on truck safety, according to a study posted Monday by FMCSA. The agency does, however, say the study is "skewed" toward large, for-hire carriers.

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60-day comment period for e-log mandate too short, CVSA says, requests 30-day extension

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has asked FMCSA to give stakeholders an extra 30 days to submit comments on the agency's proposed electronic logging device mandate, citing the complexity and significance of the rule as reasons.

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FMCSA unveils rule to prohibit coercion of drivers by carriers, shippers, brokers

A proposed rule prohibiting carriers, shippers, brokers and others from coercing drivers to drive beyond hours of service limits or other federal rules has been released by FMCSA, and the agency is taking public comment for 90 days.

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ELDs: Privacy, competition, adoption

While the expectation of privacy and freedom of business choice are two different things, both tend to dominate ELD concerns... More voices on the mandate.

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ELD mandate could pave way for time-based pay prevalence

At least, watchers say, carriers may have better tools to support negotiation of hourly detention-pay schemes with shippers and receivers -- others, however, see potential downsides in the future, such as FMCSA further limiting hours...

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Drivers stand to benefit from ELDs?

Jack Roberts, writing in CCJ, highlights "growing evidence that ELDs won’t be all bad for drivers" and the core of ELD opposition as of a piece with reaction to the growing "surveillance state"...

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ELD mandate: Independents’ final straw?

An Overdrive survey shows between 50 and 70 percent of respondents threatening to exit the industry over the electronic-log mandate -- the highest percentages are among independents/small fleets.

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KeepTruckin plans to offer free ELD to its pre-mandate e-logbook users

That is, should the mandate take effect. With FMCSA hoping for a 2016 compliance date, KeepTruckin says it's developing the hardware to satisfy the ELD mandate now.

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ELD rule public comments mixed, with renewed focus on hours rule

Among others, Mark Olsen of Clinton, Utah, echoed the overall mixed nature of the comments all told. However, he rejoined arguments in favor of the need for ELDs with a message heard increasingly -- that the hours of service rules in general are the bigger problem as regards true safety.

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