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Use DataQs to contest 395.8(a) violations written for not having an ELD prior to April 1

If you incurred a 395.8(a) prior to April 1 simply for not having an ELD record and you were keeping paper logs, challenge it through the FMCSA DataQs process to remove it from carrier records.

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Several states consider measures to block ELD mandate enforcement

The bills mostly cite concerns of small business truckers as the reasons to repeal the mandate or suspend its enforcement, as well as the potential for the mandate to drive up prices of goods for consumers. Legislators in South Dakota, Missouri, Tennessee and Idaho have introduced resolutions taking aim at the mandate.

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Not so calm before the ELD storm

Results of the ELD “soft enforcement” period have proved less than gentle for some owner-operators. There’s also evidence of other unresolved issues as the gate opens April 1 for issuing out-of-service orders.

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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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Mailbag: Split sleeper-berth option high on haulers’ hours wish list

The large majority of reader respondents you’ll hear in this mailbag edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast took the notion of a pause button for the 14-hour rule farther. It’s split rest, or split sleeper berth period flexibility, that most want,

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You can ‘plan’ on making my eye twitch

"Things that make my eye twitch, for a thousand, Alex," including recent articles about shippers "falling all to pieces because they're having a hard time getting freight covered during the post-ELD adjustment period. ... They should have planned better."

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Let the 14-hour conversations … begin?

'Continue' rather than 'begin' is probably the best word to describe what's been at the forefront of hours-change debate for years now. Voices here following OOIDA's lodging of a petition to the FMCSA to add an up-to-three-hour off-duty pause to extend the clock.

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Rates up, volumes neutral to down year over year: The story so far in February for van, flatbed

With ELD proliferation constraining capacity in trucking and pushing up rates, there's evidence of some competition from rail/intermodal moderating volumes in van. Flatbed's generally volume-neutral compared to this time last year.

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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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‘100 percent OK’ to bring up detention before you get off the phone

'Don't leave money on the table,' redux -- that sentiment could increasingly include examinations of revenue and income per hour in your business' accounting and analysis to help determine effective detention rates in broker/shipper negotiations.

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