Regulations

Another construction group seeks ELD exemption for short-haul drivers

The Power and Communication Contractors Association is seeking an exemption from the ELD mandate for its drivers who typically operate under a short-haul log-keeping exemption.

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Cybersecurity: Tips for greater peace of mind

Anyone plugging a device into the onboard diagnostics port, particularly an ELD that will open up a connection between the truck’s computer and the internet, would do well to follow these practices.

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Communication breakdown

On anti-ELD messaging: "How about instead of telling people trucks are dangerous, tell them they may not enjoy the quickness of Amazon Prime overnight service. ... I can assure you, in this day and age, that is just as terrifying to modern day humans as the moon being eaten was to the cavemen."

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Open letter from Larry Klimek Trucking urging reps to delay ELD mandate

The Grand Island, Neb.-based small fleet urges Congress and the President to stand with Rep. Brian Babin's H.R. 3283 ELD delay bill, after a similar measure was defeated when it was attempted as an amendment to an appropriations bill.

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House amendment would bar FMCSA from proceeding with speed limiter mandate

The amendment specifically targets the speed limiter mandate proposed rule issued last year by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which drew rebuke by most industry trade groups and highway safety advocacy groups.

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ELD makers’ controls for data security

Suppliers restrict their electronic logging device applications from sharing data with other applications on the device as a safeguard against potential security breaches in those applications, among other efforts.

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Certain Illinois military vets can waive CDL written test with new law

Military veterans who regularly drove trucks within a year of applying for a CDL can apply to waive the written knowledge test in Illinois.

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Senate eyes promoting self-driving truck tech in autonomous-car bill approved by House

The House this week stamped approval on a legislative package intended to provide framework for manufacturers to develop and test self-driving cars. The Senate, however, may alter the bill to expand its provisions to cover self-driving trucks.

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Hours regs suspended in seven states ahead of Hurricane Irma landfall

A Regional Emergency Declaration issued by USDOT suspends hours regulations for drivers and carriers providing "direct assistance" to areas affected by Hurricane Irma, which is expected to make landfall in south Florida early Sunday morning.

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Hacking trucks: Cybersecurity and the ELD mandate

With hundreds of thousands of big rigs about to tack on internet-connected ELDs, some people see a major security threat.

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