ELDs

Magellan e-log operable on iOS devices

The BYOD (bring-your-own-device), $10-monthly variant of the longtime GPS provider Magellan's electronic logging device is now available for iOS-powered devices like the iPhone and iPad.

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Electrical contractors seek ELD exemption

The group states the operation of commercial vehicles by the line workers that would be covered under the exemption “is so limited that the ELD requirement is triggered infrequently.”

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Truckers sound off in favor of OOIDA’s ELD exemption request

The exemption, if granted, would apply to small businesses (those with up to $27.5 million a year in revenue) who have no at-fault crashes on their record and who have a “Satisfactory” or “Conditional” safety rating. The comment period closes Thursday, Feb. 1, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.

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Groups representing Sikh, Punjabi truckers seek ELD compliance delay for certain drivers

Two groups representing Sikh truckers and Punjabi truckers are petitioning the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for a delay in complying with the electronic logging device mandate for members who haul agricultural products, as well as small business trucker members.

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CVSA ELD inspection bulletin, updates to older AOBRD bulletin

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has added an inspection bulletin outlining officer and driver responsibilities during inspections of hours of service when the driver is using an electronic logging device, among other bulletin updates. 

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Truck renting group seeks ELD exemption for all of 2018

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association has been granted a 90-day exemption through April 19 from the ELD mandate. It has also announced it has filed a petition for an exemption to last through the end of the year.

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KeepTruckin ELD in Pilot Flying J stores

The KeepTruckin e-log app and ELD system, well-known among drivers, is now being stocked for purchase in Pilot Flying J stores.

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Tow truck drivers, small seasonal fleet file for ELD exemptions

The Towing and Recovery Association of America requested a five-year exemption from the mandate for tow truck drivers. STC Inc., a 75-truck seasonal propane-hauling fleet, also requested an exemption from ELDs.

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Trash haulers, oil rig group and others ask FMCSA for ELD exemption

Trash hauling and recycling fleet American Disposal Services, oilfield service fleet Cudd Energy Services, the Agricultural Retailers Association and the Association of Energy Service Companies have each petitioned FMCSA for ELD exemptions for five years.

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‘E-logs will cure everything, right?’

What they won't cure, from hours violations incurred while passing full truck stop after full truck stop to overheated communication with inspectors to the sense of pride most longtime truckers take in their professional record. Also: ELD-specific enforcement update, OOIDA portal for any tickets received.

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