electronic logs

Tow truck drivers, small seasonal fleet file for ELD exemptions

The Towing and Recovery Association of America requested a five-year exemption from the mandate for tow truck drivers. STC Inc., a 75-truck seasonal propane-hauling fleet, also requested an exemption from ELDs.

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POLL: Are you running with an ELD/AOBRD for logs or holding off?

With reports varying considerably from operators following the initial enforcement date of the ELD mandate in December, what's your status for e-log implementation, whether already set up with one, protesting the mandate by shutting down/leaving the business, remaining on paper logs with an exemption, or another scenario?

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Trash haulers, oil rig group and others ask FMCSA for ELD exemption

Trash hauling and recycling fleet American Disposal Services, oilfield service fleet Cudd Energy Services, the Agricultural Retailers Association and the Association of Energy Service Companies have each petitioned FMCSA for ELD exemptions for five years.

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Comment period opens for OOIDA’s request to exempt small business truckers from ELD mandate

OOIDA has asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to exempt small businesses (defined by the Small Business Administration as those with up to $27.5 million a year in revenue) who have no at-fault crashes on their record and who have a "Satisfactory" or "Conditional" from the ELD mandate.

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ELD protest enters third day in Miami

A group of drivers and owner-operators have shut down along U.S. 27 near the Florida 826 interchange in greater Miami through the end of the day today, at least, in protest of the electronic logging device mandate. Others have joined in around the country.

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Surge of new ELD users tests vendors’ systems

Though most prominent electronic logging device manufacturers reported no disruptions in service as the ELD mandate took effect Monday, more than one ELD supplier was reported to have temporary service outages most of the day due to the wave of new users coming online.

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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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Video: On the ground with enforcers on the first day of ELD mandate

Interviews with enforcers and drivers on Day One of the ELD mandate show the soft enforcement in effect, as is the practice in most states for the first few months of the mandate.

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Coretex tablet-based ELD unit priced at $200

The company has announced a price drop for the unit, which now starts at $200 in initial costs for the tablet and $42 for monthly subscription fees.

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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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