FMCSA revokes three more ELDs' certifications

Updated Jul 26, 2023

Trucking news and briefs for Tuesday, July 25, 2023:

FMCSA revokes three more ELDs

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on Tuesday removed All Truckers ELD, PrimELD and Secure ELD devices from its list of registered Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) and placed these ELDs on the Revoked Devices list due effective July 25 to the companies’ failure to meet the minimum requirements established in 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, appendix A.

Motor carriers using an affected device must discontinue use and revert to paper logs or logging software to record required hours of service data, and replace the revoked ELD with a compliant one before Sept. 23. Beginning Sept. 23, 2023, motor carriers who continue to use the revoked devices listed above would be considered to be operating without an ELD. Safety officials who encounter a driver using a revoked device on or after September 23, 2023 can place the driver out of service.

[Related: Why FMCSA keeps revoking ELDs, and how to tell if yours is next]

Reached by Overdrive sister site CCJ on Tuesday, PrimELD said via email it was "trying to restore compliance with FMCSA."

No contact information for All Truckers ELD was available and its website had been taken down. Secure ELD did not reply. 

The batch dropped from FMCA's registry this week brings the total number of revoked ELDs this year to seven. 

Teamster leadership okays new deal with TForce

Teamsters local leaders unanimously endorsed the new tentative agreement between the Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) and TForce Freight on Monday, ensuring a strike that was set to kickoff Monday is unlikely to take place. 

The more than 7,000 union members at TForce previously had authorized a strike at the company, formerly UPS Freight and now a subsidiary of TFI International, if the two sides didn't reach an agreement by the July 31 expiration of their contract. 

The contract will now go to the membership for ratification, and includes boosted wages (the highest wage increases in the history of the Teamsters’ national freight contract), improved benefits and job protections for union members. 

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"The gains achieved over the next five years by our members at TForce will pave the way for the entire freight industry,” said Sean M. O’Brien, Teamsters General President and TNFINC Chair. “Teamsters have again demonstrated that our tenacious, fighting spirit is the key to securing the best contracts.”

Upon approval, the agreement will go into effect Aug. 1 and expire July 31, 2028. The Teamsters represent approximately 7,800 local cartage drivers, road drivers, and clerical workers with TForce Freight at 126 local unions.

Truckers Against Trafficking gathers trucking groups for collaboration

Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) last week hosted a Coalition Build event in partnership with Bridgestone Americas, Pilot Company and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at the Bridgestone Tower in Nashville.

The day-long summit brought transportation industry stakeholders together with law enforcement and government agencies to create stronger collaboration aimed at combatting human trafficking.

Guests attended a series of private presentations, panels and training exercises aimed at developing shared strategies to fight human trafficking nationwide. TAT also invited event participants to tour its Freedom Drivers Project mobile exhibit trailer, which provides a glimpse into the realities of domestic sex trafficking, how the trucking industry is driving change, and simple actions the public can take to fight it.

“As one of the largest tanker fleets in North America, we value our partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking as we work together to bring positive change,” said Meg Counts, senior manager of team member experience and corporate giving at Pilot Company. “This important work of recognizing and stopping human trafficking is just one of the many ways drivers across the nation are creating a better, safer world for all.”

Since 2012, TAT has conducted 80 Coalition Builds in 41 states and three provinces aimed at creating pathways for strategic engagement at the state, provincial and local levels as stakeholders come together to leverage their networks in the fight against human trafficking. Truckers Against Trafficking was founded in 2009 to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking, bus and energy industries to combat domestic sex trafficking as part of their everyday jobs. 

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