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ELD compliance extension for ag/livestock haulers formally issued by FMCSA

FMCSA has officially issued a waiver giving drivers who haul livestock and ag loads until March 18 to switch from paper logs to ELDs. It's also soon accepting comments on changes to hours of service exemptions offered to ag haulers.

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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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Short-term rental trucks land a short-term ELD exemption

TRALA requested in March a more permanent exemption from ELD use for short-term rental trucks. In October, FMCSA granted an ongoing exemption for rental trucks used for eight days or fewer, rather than 30 days. Rentals fewer than 30 days now get until mid-March to comply with the mandate.

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POLL: Have you begun running with an ELD/AOBRD for e-logs?

With the ELD mandate's Dec. 18 enforcement deadline less than a week out, some surveys have estimated as only half of truckers are ready for the deadline. What's the status of your operation relative to e-logs, whether exempt from the mandate or not?

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Senators push for further delay of ELD compliance for livestock haulers

A bi-partisan group of 20 U.S. Senators has filed a letter with Senate leaders Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and Chuck Schumer (D-New York) expressing their support for a Congressional measure to give livestock haulers and insect haulers at least an extra 10 months to comply with the federal government’s electronic logging device mandate.

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ELD adoption by owner-operators upticks as mandate deadline nears

The number of small carriers, including owner-operators running fewer than five trucks, who report being in compliance with the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device mandate spiked in recent weeks, according to polling figures from CarrierLists. See the numbers here...

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Video: Voices and images from Monday’s ELD rallies

Several truck drivers in attendance for Monday's "ELD Media Blitz" rallies voice their concerns over the electronic logging device mandate and issues the mandate will cause for drivers.

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Driver rallies relay ELD concerns to media, public

Groups of owner-operators and other drivers gathered at various locations around the country Monday in opposition to the electronic logging device mandate as part of a so-called “ELD Media Blitz” to bring attention to security, economic and safety issues associated with the mandate.

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Indiana wants delay in ELD mandate due to concerns about FMCSA registry

Citing a bevy of concerns, Indiana’s attorney general has filed a request with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to delay the Dec. 18, 2017, compliance deadline of the agency’s electronic logging device mandate. , Indiana AG Curtis Hill Jr. says the deadline, now weeks out, “would place undue burdens on drivers and operators,” arguing for “an immediate delay in the implementation of the new requirements.”

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PrePass ELD self-certified in FMCSA registry

Help Inc., says its smartphone-based electronic logging device has been self-certified to meet all requirements of the U.S. DOT's ELD mandate and has been added to the registry of available ELDs maintained by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. 

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