Regulations

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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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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FMCSA’s database of certified med examiners down indefinitely

They agency says it does not have a timeline for when the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners will be live again. The agency is directing drivers in need of medical certification to reach out to examiners directly “to verify that they are certified and listed."

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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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Audio mailbag: Truckers’ voices raised against the ELD mandate with less than a week left

When it comes to rules and regulations, the ELD mandate may well go down in history as the most protested in FMCSA’s history. As the enforcement deadline bears down, truckers around the nation sound off. Also: What does the ELD mandate have to do with the moon and Mars? ...

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ELDs put spotlight on the detention quagmire

The uncertainty around detention timing in live-load/-unload situations is perhaps the biggest potential problem for drivers and carriers using ELDs. It’s also one in which ELDs may be the best tool for combatting the issue, to the benefit of drivers and fleets.

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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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A reader on the ELD mandate: Enough is enough

"Having an ELD in our trucks is not going to make anyone safer. This mandate is only going to cause more problems than this industry and the general public need." --Phylisia P. Compton, G and L Expedited Transport Services

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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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