ELD Countdown

3 days until ELDs: Will ELD data be used beyond hours of service compliance?

Some in the industry have worried ELD data would be used at roadside or, more likely, by compliance-review auditors to uncover violations other than just hours of service infractions. See Overdrive's in-depth exploration of those concerns here...

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4 days until ELDs: Where to find rate hikes as mandate takes effect

Where to look for the most likely ELD effect on rates? High-volume lanes between 500 and 750 miles, which DAT analyst Mark Montague calls the “dangerous lanes.” It’s those where load/unload hiccups or in-transit delays easily can extend a one-day haul into a second day. More here...

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5 days until ELDs: Presenting log data at roadside after mandate deadline

One of the less publicized but highly critical aspects of the electronic logging device mandate involves a new platform that will transfer ELD data from roadside to a central federal system. Overdrive explores roadside transfer in-depth here...

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6 days until ELD mandate: Choosing the right unit for your operation

If you’re an independent owner-operator with only one truck, you’re likely to gravitate to a baseline-compliance electronic logging device without a lot of the bells and whistles that are available in fleet-management-focused systems.

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One week until ELD mandate: Will e-logs restrict owner-operators’ mileage?

With the ELD mandate's compliance date a week away, an examination of one of the chief assumptions of use of ELDs -- that it will squeeze truckers out of mileage and drive up rates.

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10 days until ELD mandate: Makers’ controls of data security

With just 10 days remaining for owner-operators to adopt an ELD, a look at the privacy safeguards instituted by e-log suppliers.

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Dealing with hours violations beyond your control in ELDs

Recording hours with ELDs: State and federal law enforcement officials urge drivers to practice blunt honesty in special cases, using annotations on duty statuses and status changes to explain the situation in detail. In many cases, officer leniency could prevail.

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12 days until ELD mandate: A look at compliant devices with no monthly fees

For the owner-operator who’s certain to be a part of the industry for a long time and who wants simplicity at a low price, the devices available without a monthly subscription fee can be a good match.

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