privacy

Why ‘automatic’ may or may not mean ‘automatic’ when it comes to ELDs

In OOIDA's case against the ELD mandate, it argues FMCSA has not conformed to Congressional statute requiring ELDs because it didn't require devices that 'automatically' record all hours. Did Congress really mean what it said?

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OOIDA hits FMCSA with lawsuit to block ELD mandate, calls rule arbitrary and unconstitutional

The Owner-Operator Independent Driver's Association this week filed initial arguments in its challenge to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's electronic logging device (ELD) mandate final rule.

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Who you talkin’ to?

Wendy gets a laugh out of cartoon showing what can happen when you mistake a bluetooth conversation to be directed at you, until she realized -- "I've been the dummy thinking someone was having a conversation with me, and it wasn't so funny anymore."

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Video witnesses: Honoring the privacy bargain with drivers

Privacy worries over dual road- and driver-facing video systems in trucks are being mitigated, makers say, by a bargain with drivers to be "minimally invasive." More on systems' utility for small fleets in Part 2 of this feature here.

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Ruining a good thing: Bathroom privacy

Another doozy of a restroom tale from Wendy: "I've written more stories about bathrooms than pretty much anything else, and if you didn't know any better, you'd probably think I was weird."

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Privacy is a matter of opinion

"Sometimes, life on the road is hard." What happens when a little kid squeezes under your bathroom-stall door and just, well, hangs out...

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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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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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Readers to government: ‘Clamp down on homeland spying’

A large majority of Overdrive readers favor limitations on the much-debated NSA spying effort.

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Twitter: Protect privacy

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