electronic logs

POLL: Have you begun running with an ELD/AOBRD for e-logs?

With the ELD mandate's Dec. 18 enforcement deadline quickly approaching, some surveys have estimated as few as 25 percent of small fleets and owner-operators are ready for the deadline. What's the status of your operation relative to e-logs, whether exempt from the mandate or not?

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Intrastate ELD mandates: California enforcement deadline likely to be late 2020, Oregon this year

California is planning to seek an intrastate adoption of the electronic logging device mandate that is likely to impose a deadline of December 31, 2020, for intrastate carriers. Oregon will enforce on the federal timeline Dec. 18 this year.

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Linxup ELD self-certified

Linxup ELDs are dedicated-unit devices that serve to allow drivers to keep track of hours of service (HOS) compliance, provide quick access to reports for roadside inspections and alert drivers and fleet managers of critical violations.

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Livestock haulers, intermodal fleet petition FMCSA for ELD mandate reprieve

The National Pork Producers Coalition and intermodal fleet Hub Group Trucking have requested exemptions from all or part of the ELD mandate.

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ELD exemption requests: film production haulers, farm equipment dealers

Two more exemption requests from the electronic logging device mandate have been filed by the Motion Picture Association of America and the Western Equipment Dealers Association. Both requests seek full exemptions from the use of ELDs.

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USA Truck owner-operators get discount on KeepTruckin ELD service

KeepTruckin is a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) ELD that connects a driver’s smartphone or tablet to a “black box” hooked to the truck’s ECM.

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PrePass expands bypass capabilities, introduces ELD

The bring-your-own device ELD is available for both Android and iOS platforms on any tablet or smartphone tethered with an OBDII device plugged into the truck’s diagnostic port. The system also offers driver vehicle inspection reporting, central web-based reporting and Bluetooth wireless OBDII connection.

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Truckers using phone-based ELDs can change duty status away from truck, FMCSA says

FMCSA will, at least for five years, allow drivers using mobile device-based ELDs (those run on a phone or tablet) to change duty status outside of and away from their vehicle. Such changes in duty status will need to be annotated, the agency says.

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New ELD with no monthly fee

The Switchboard company has released its free mobile application, which with a onetime $250 investment in an ECM connecting device allows truck drivers to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's electronic logging device mandate. 

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Truckers driving rentals for eight days or fewer exempt from ELDs

Under the terms of the exemption, drivers will still be subject to the hours-of-service rules and must maintain paper logs for the current and prior seven days, if required. Drivers must also keep a copy of the rental agreement in the truck to show law enforcement.

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