ELDs

From the scene in D.C. and around the country as grassroots groups press against the ELD mandate

This week's Overdrive Radio podcast: Anti-ELD demonstrators in D.C. met with officials at FMCSA offices Thursday after spending Wednesday spread across the city in small groups. Tony Justice on tactics. A sampling of calls from around the country about events this week.

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ELDs not alone in driving up rates

These factors indeed point to a capacity crunch – Noel Perry predicts it happening between March and July – that clearly exceeds the market’s typical ups and downs.

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Trimble’s FieldMaster Logs ELD self-certified

The ruggedized-tablet-type dedicated unit ELD adds hours of service and driver vehicle inspection report functionality as part of a robust Fleet Management portfolio.

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FMCSA hosting driver-focused ELD implementation event at Virginia truck stop next month

The agency will have "subject matter experts" on hand both days to discuss ELDs and answer questions from drivers. A driver-focused ELD presentation will also be held both days from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

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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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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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YRC becomes second mega-fleet to request exemption from certain ELD mandate provisions

The nation's fifth-largest fleet is asking FMCSA to allow it to phase in new trucks with AOBRDs after the cutoff date of Dec. 18, 2017, to replace trucks that had AOBRDs. The exemption request also seeks a reprieve to allow drivers to record their duty statuses differently in certain situations than the mandate allows.

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KeepTruckin ELD offered at discount for 1 year

Freight broker Total Quality Logistics (TQL) has partnered with smartphone logbook and electronic logging device provider KeepTruckin to offer discounts on its ELD solution for TQL-contracted carriers.

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Finger on the ELD mandate — good marketing or well over the line?

A reefer trailer advertising an ELD product with a quite actual giant middle finger to the regulation brought a question from a longtime operator about overall driver image. Whatever you think aboout the ELD mandate, are such ads over the line or all in good fun?

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ELD makers’ controls for data security

Suppliers restrict their electronic logging device applications from sharing data with other applications on the device as a safeguard against potential security breaches in those applications, among other efforts.

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