ELDs

Bill Frerichs’ ELD implementation notes, hopes, worries as mandate bears down

In which a nine-truck fleet owner begins implementing ELDs. And: A few key differences between AOBRDs, grandfathered in with the ELD rule through 2019, and the much more detailed ELD specification/required capability.

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OOIDA requests ELD mandate exemption for small businesses with no at-fault crash history

If granted, the exemption would include only such situated carriers who "do not have a Carrier Safety Rating of 'Unsatisfactory,' and can document a proven history of safety performance with no attributable at-fault crashes,'"

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FMCSA delays ELD compliance for ag haulers for 90 days

Truckers hauling agriculture loads and livestock will receive an additional 90 days to comply with the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device mandate, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Monday. The waiver gives such haulers until mid-March to adopt an ELD.

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No points against CSA score for ELD violation during phase-in period

Drivers who receive a violation for having no ELD between Dec. 18 and April 1 will not have points recorded against them in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability carrier scoring system, safety officials said today at a public hearing in Birmingham, Ala.

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‘Maybe OOIDA was on to something’ with ‘Run Compliant’ campaign: Wes Memphis stares down another good income year on e-logs

Wes Memphis returns with cautiously optimistic thinking about ELDs: "Maybe, if we constrict the amount of miles that are collectively available, rates will soar and we will see a new golden age of trucking." Or not.

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Innovative pricing as ELD provider competition heats up

A few deals for qualifying drivers -- from BigRoad, KeepTruckin, Magellan -- sure to multiply among other providers with the raft of ELD providers out there. If you're shopping, don't be afraid to ask ...

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When cellular service adds monthly fees to ELDs

Most any BYOD-type ELD with dedicated tablets will come with monthly costs for a data plan. If you’re pairing a BYOD ELD with a smartphone or tablet you already have with a service plan, such cost wouldn’t necessarily figure into your back-of-the-envelope investment calculation.

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ELDs at the ‘right price’: No-monthly-fee e-logs explored

In the crowded ELD market, a few companies set themselves apart with systems requiring no monthly fee. Who they are, and considerations of support, availability and utility.

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New ELD with no monthly fee

The Switchboard company has released its free mobile application, which with a onetime $250 investment in an ECM connecting device allows truck drivers to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's electronic logging device mandate. 

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Guardian camera system/Geotab integration

The Guardian system by Seeing Machines, which combines road- and driver-facing cameras with processing power to detect signs of fatigue and/or distraction, is now available as an add-in on telematics/ELD provider Geotab's marketplace for third-party tools.

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