FMCSA returns CI ELD Logs to 'registered devices' list

Trucking news and briefs for Friday, Dec. 8, 2023:

One of 10 recently revoked ELDs reinstated

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Thursday announced that the CI ELD Logs device by CV Options LLC has been reinstated to its Registered ELDs list.

The device was one of 10 removed from the list last week. FMCSA last week said it placed those ELDs on the Revoked Devices list due to the providers’ failure to meet the minimum requirements established in 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, appendix A (functional specifications for ELDs).

Any operations using the CI ELD Logs device can now put it back into service after having to revert back to paper logs or logging software over the last week.

[Related: 10 ELDs removed from FMCSA's 'Registered Devices' list]

DAT launches new fuel card

DAT One Fuel CardEffectively, DAT One Fuel Card users can reduce operating costs by 7 cents or more per mile, totaling more than $6,000 in annual savings per truck, DAT said.DAT Freight & Analytics on Thursday introduced the DAT One Fuel Card, powered by OTR Solutions, offering savings, expense management tools and no in-network transaction fees.

The company said its fuel card can help carriers manage their No. 1 operating cost and improve profitability. It’s accepted at 8,000 locations, has credit or pre-paid solutions tailored for each carrier’s needs, and delivers discounts that generate an average savings of 44 cents off the posted cash price per gallon.

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Effectively, DAT One Fuel Card users can reduce operating costs by 7 cents or more per mile, totaling more than $6,000 in annual savings per truck, DAT said.

Carriers can access the DAT One Fuel Card through the OTR Solutions mobile app on Google Play and Apple’s App Store. The company said the card helps with managing fuel expenses with instant card funding options, card-level transaction reports and fraud mitigation tools.

Other card benefits, according to DAT, include:

  • In-network locations include TA-Petro, Speedway, AMBEST and more
  • Easy trip planning with Fuel Finder on the OTR Solutions app
  • Dedicated, in-house support from the OTR Solutions customer success team
  • Discounted factoring rates when you bundle the DAT One Fuel Card with OTR Solutions factoring

Indiana KW dealer relocates, expands location

Palmer Trucks, a third-generation, family-owned Kenworth truck dealer network based in Indianapolis, has relocated and expanded its Kenworth of Fremont dealership for new and used truck sales, parts and repairs.

Kenworth of Fremont is now serving the Northeastern Indiana area at the intersection of I-80/90 and I-69 with an expanded service shop alongside mobile diagnostics and repairs and a full warehouse of Kenworth OEM and all-makes aftermarket parts.

"We are excited to expand our regional footprint as a trusted source for commercial trucks, parts and repairs,” said General Manager JD Miller. “Having parts on hand with increased service bay capacity maximizes truck uptime for local and transient customers along I-69 and the Indiana Toll Road."

Kenworth of Fremont is now located at 6503 Old U.S. 27, Fremont, IN 46737, and is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

Kenworth of Fremont is also a PacLease franchise of Palmer Leasing Group, serving the commercial truck rental and leasing market. Customers can enjoy a full line-up of vocational work trucks in addition to traditional medium- and heavy-duty offerings.

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