electronic logs

Computer-assisted logs: To print or not to print

If you're using a mobile-device logging app or a laptop-based program for hours of service, don't leave those printers at home just yet.

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Smartphone, tablet logging apps no longer require printing or manual signatures, FMCSA says

Digital logs produced by smartphone, tablet or computer apps no longer have to be printed and signed manually by drivers, according to new guidance on digital logs issued by FMCSA.

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In formal comments, OOIDA says e-log mandate not worth the cost, other trade groups supportive of rule

Trucking trade groups held their formal public comments on the proposed federal electronic logging device mandate until the waning hours, and each of the major ones fell as expected in terms of support or opposition.

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Analyst: E-logs drove 2013 carrier bankruptcy spike

2013 didn't follow the typical seasonality of trucking bankruptcies. When analyst Donald Broughton researched the situations of newly bankrupt carriers, a pattern of FMCSA audit, implementation of e-logs and business failure was found.

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E-log proposed mandate comment period nearing end

Following the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's extension of the public comment period on its proposed electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, comments close finally on June 26.

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OOIDA questions agency’s e-log study, says it ignores small carriers

OOIDA says the study lacks relevant data to prove its point that ELDs lower crash rates and lower preventable crash rates. OOIDA also contends that, not only is the data incomplete, it may have errors.

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E-log mandate: Agency extends public comment period to June 26

Following a request by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, FMCSA has extended the comment period for its proposed electronic logging device mandate, pushing back the comment period 30 days to June 26.

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Agency clarifies roadside inspection rules for older e-log devices

FMCSA has issued guidance clarifying the roadside inspection regulation for trucks equipped with automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs).

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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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