Regulations

GPS Insight ELD self-certified

GPS Insight, a technology provider of tailored GPS tracking and e-log products, has registered and self-certified its electronic logging device as compliant with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ELD specifications.

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14-hour, ELD reform should be top priority for new FMCSA administrator, readers say

Readers delivered on our call for viewpoint on just where the next FMCSA administrator's priorities should sit -- the electronic logging device mandate stood out, with views toward hours of service reform with an emphasis on greater split-sleeper flexibility a primary theme.

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OOIDA announces coalition to press for ELD mandate delay

The move is the latest attempt by OOIDA to have the mandate stalled or struck down outright. So far, those attempts have been unsuccessful, and the mandate’s looming compliance date remains in effect.

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Congressional low-hanging fruit for the Babin ELD delay bill, and a real shortage in Puerto Rico

Recall the House Freedom Caucus, which called for review/repeal of a myriad of regs (ELD mandate included) as Trump came into office? These caucus members voted against the recent delay amendment. And: An actual shortage of haulers in Puerto Rico in Hurricane Maria's aftermath.

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OOIDA, ATA say they intend to work with bureaucrat Martinez, Trump’s pick for FMCSA head

Longtime bureaucrat Ray Martinez has little experience dealing directly with the trucking industry. But the country's three most prominent trucking trade groups say they intend to work with Martinez on the industry's most pressing regulatory issues.

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Transflo’s ELD/telematics partnership with EFS

Under the terms of the agreement, EFS adds Transflo Telematics and its electronic logging device to its portfolio of data, payment, and compliance solutions for the transportation industry. A unique purchase method offers a digital coupon and in-store Pilot Flying J pickup.

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Trump nominates Raymond P. Martinez to head FMCSA

For Martinez to become the official head of FMCSA, he must be confirmed by the Senate.

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Group seeks 30-minute rest break exemption for certain fuel haulers

The group is asking FMCSA to allow the drivers to not observe the 30-minute break, as long as those 30 minutes are spent attending the load.

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Voices on the call for a shutdown starting October 3

This week’s edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast takes a run through the mailbag following last week’s conversations with organizers of two ELD mandate protest actions set to take place in Washington, D.C., beginning Oct. 3.

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ELD mandate: Sounding the death knell for the American driver

An op-ed from Overdrive reader owner-operator Devin Combs of Bloomington, Ind.: "This electronic logging device situation is just one more cost that I can't endure and a headache that I don't have time for."

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