hours of service

No more ‘catching up the logbook’ with ELDs, a paradigm shift that raises numerous issues

A panel of drivers at the August Great American Trucking Show illustrated that the seemingly simple change brings with it a raft of complications, from new administrative and operational burdens placed on drivers and carrier dispatch to the pressing need for shipper/receiver customers' appreciation of the new dynamics.

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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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Hours regs suspended in seven states ahead of Hurricane Irma landfall

A Regional Emergency Declaration issued by USDOT suspends hours regulations for drivers and carriers providing "direct assistance" to areas affected by Hurricane Irma, which is expected to make landfall in south Florida early Sunday morning.

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Pacific Northwest wildfires prompt HOS suspensions, highway closures

Oregon and Washington have issued emergency declarations, suspending hours of service regulations for some truckers providing emergency relief and hauling supplies to the states due to wildfires. Several highways, including a section of I-84, have been closed because of the fires.

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Fuel haulers, relief load haulers exempt from hours regs in 26 states over Harvey disruptions

Hours of service regulations for truckers hauling gasoline, diesel, aviation fuel, propane and other home heating fuels in 26 states have been suspended. The exemption also applies to carriers and drivers “providing direct assistance to the emergency in the States of Texas and Louisiana.”

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Log-editing ‘flexibililty’ in current-generation AOBRD e-logs v. ELDs

At least one company is promoting functionality in its electronic log that allows use in "AOBRD mode" to make edits from the back office account and not leave a trail showing the original log. Problem is, regs require retention of the original log ...

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ELD citations, fines begin Dec. 18, but inspectors won’t enforce OOS criteria until April

Inspectors and roadside officers will begin documenting ELD violations on the Dec. 18 deadline, and citations will be issued to drivers “at the jurisdiction’s discretion,” CVSA says. The 10-hour out-of-service order associated with non-compliance will begin April 1, 2018.

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New Garmin commercial nav unit interoperable with Garmin ELD

Break planning and dispatch tools are enabled by the connection, with Garmin's commercial-nav features enhanced. The new Dezl 580 LMT-S is being introduced with a suggested retail of $299.99.

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An ELD rate boost? Maybe, but look out for the safety banana peel

"The real tragedy is the runaway economic and safety burden will fall on an unsuspecting public at a time when economic stress has been at an all-time high since the Great Depression." --reader and truck owner Gary Carlisle

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Answering ELD questions: Texas-enforcement panel at GATS

What questions would you put to Sergeant Dana Moore and Lieutenant Monty Kea in Dallas next week? And: An update on anti-ELD mandate grassroots efforts from the ELD or Me group and others.

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