Regulations

‘Not adding up’: Following Supreme Court’s hit to ELD challenge, owner-operators reckon with next steps

In the wake of the Supreme Court's official denial of OOIDA's appeal for it to throw out the ELD rule, attention turned to the Trump administration and, more closely, Congress. A bevy of readers faced down the reality of further limited options for an ELD challenge.

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C.R. England regs waiver for pre-CDL drivers renewed

The exemption allows commercial learner’s permit holders that have passed the CDL skills test but not yet received their CDL to drive a C.R. England truck while a CDL holder is in the truck, but not necessarily in the front seat, effectively allowing a team operation.

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Supreme Court rejects ELD appeal, ending OOIDA’s challenge options

In a win for FMCSA, the Supreme Court has declined to take up OOIDA's challenge, leaving in place a lower court decision that upholds the rule and its Dec. 18 compliance date. OOIDA says it will continue its ELD challenge via Congress and the White House.

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FMCSA proposes rules to ease new drivers’ transition into trucking

FMCSA issued a rule proposal to extend the expiration date of commercial learner's permits from 180 days to a full year, as well as a proposal to allow current and former military members who drove a truck in the military to waive the CDL knowledge test.

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UPS asks FMCSA for reprieve on certain ELD provisions

The nation's largest fleet wants to be able to install AOBRDs on new trucks after the ELD deadline, as well as allow its drivers to record their duty statuses differently in certain situations than the ELD mandate allows.

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Interactive map of the intrastate ELD mandates as of June 2017

This interactive map shows information on progress all lower 48 states (and Alaska) have or haven't made in adopting the federal electronic logging device regulations for intrastate haulers. Click through your state for more.

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Tuesday round-up: Miracle on the road, and ‘retirements’ accelerate at Wes Memphis’ fleet in wake of e-log transition

A truck rolls safely with "no ELD, no ABS, no ERG, no SCR no DEF?" What gives? one reader cracks wise. And Wes Memphis returns to the blog with a suggestion that, should biz consultant Jeffrey Hayzlett's rule of thirds apply to post-ELD mandate trucking, there will be "no lack of trucking jobs"...

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Is it necessary for an ELD to ‘support’ intrastate hours rules?

The short answer: As a matter of regulation, no. The electronic logging device mandate is written in a manner that is more or less agnostic to the hours of service rule a particular driver is operating under. Nonetheless, say ELD providers, rule-set support can be helpful.

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FMCSA’s driver training rule takes effect after Trump-brought delays

In addition to establishing a core curriculum required to be taught to CDL applicants and driver trainees, the rule institutes two other key changes: Required behind-the-wheel training and a registry of FMCSA-approved driver trainers from which CDL applicants must receive training.

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California ups paperwork requirements for CDL applicants, renewals

The new provisions require all new and existing CDL applicants and renewals to provide proof of California residency, along with proof of U.S. citizenship, lawful permanent residency or legal presence, as previously required.

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