enforcement

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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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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ELD mandate enforcement, by state

Updating shorter lists that ran in January, this map shows states that have confirmed their ELD-mandate enforcement intentions ahead of April 1, whether they will not be writing citations or leaving it up to the individual inspector.

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Some states aren’t enforcing the ELD mandate yet simply because they can’t

Some states won’t be writing citations or tickets for non compliance with the ELD mandate because, legally, they can’t.

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More clean inspections: Enforcement change or improved compliance?

Both enforcement-practice changes and, veteran officers suggest, improved operations on the part of truckers are responsible for clean inspections' recent rise.

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Many readers feel little change in clean inspections

While more clean inspections overall may well be the reality for inspections recorded in the federal Motor Carrier Management and Information System database, Overdrive’s audience of mostly owner-operators is more skeptical.

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ELD-Day: On the ground with enforcement in Kentucky as truckers, officers adjust to new logs reality

Reporting live from the scales on the ELD mandate's enforcement deadline, Overdrive Senior Editor Todd Dills notes Kentucky personnel are checking e-logs, albeit loosely for some. Overdrive readers on Facebook mostly reported the day was business as usual...

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How to avoid need for bail money: Richard Miller’s comment of the week (about, well, what else?)

Who says truckers don't have a sense of humor on the subject of the ELD mandate? ... And: Crowd-sourcing state enforcement plans -- we've heard from some states who won't be writing ELD noncompliance tickets until April 1, just marking violations. If you've heard, what's your state's plan?

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Video: What to expect as ELD mandate takes effect

The rough road to the electronic logging device mandate is close to an end, though it may get more bumpy from here. 

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ELD ‘panic buying’ as time runs out

Who's ready? As last-minute preps for the ELD mandate continue for many, some companies try to accommodate panic buys while still other operators plan to wait beyond the Monday, Dec. 18, enforcement date, anticipating soft treatment at roadside.

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