Regulations

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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Will enforcement use ELD data for purposes beyond hours of service?

Some in the industry have worried ELD data would be used at roadside or by compliance-review auditors to uncover violations other than hours infractions. If it is, it will be a violation of Congressional directive.

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‘They better start listening to us’: Brian Babin reiterates need for executive order to delay ELDs

A talk with Congressman Brian Babin, who reiterates need for an ELD delay executive order from Trump if truckers are to get relief at this point from the mandate. More on yesterday's media-outreach efforts from truckers -- results.

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ELDs: What to expect from enforcement as the mandate descends

As of Dec. 18, states and their federal truck enforcement partners will begin issuing violations and citations, in some cases with fines, to those subject to the electronic logging device mandate who aren’t using e-logs. Practices will vary considerably for log checks with those devices.

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What’s ‘rally’ going on here?

"I'm happy to see people in the industry come together – for whatever reason. You don't have to agree with what they're saying to appreciate their efforts."

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Recalcitrant politicos in sights of anti-mandate rallies kicking off Monday nationwide

Organizers are hopeful that the Dec. 4 “ELD media blitz” in numerous locations nationwide will finally get the attention of lawmakers -- some drivers, too -- who have become recalcitrant in the face of a growing feeling of inevitability around 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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Owner-operators rail against hours-of-service rule in House hearing on federal regulations

The House Committee on Small Business heard Wednesday from owner-operators and small business truckers about federal regulations, specifically the ELD mandate and hours of service, and their impact on small trucking businesses.

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Dec. 4 anti-ELD mandate rallies taking place across the country

This coming Monday, Dec. 4, rallies have been planned in a variety of locations in more than 40 states around the nation in an effort to roll the anti-mandate message east to west across the country and put some sunlight for the general public and local media on security, economic and safety issues.

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Comment period opens on EPA rule to protect glider trucks from emissions regs

Truckers and other industry stakeholders have until January 5 to file formal comments on the EPA’s proposal to exempt glider kit vehicles from the Phase 2 tractor-trailer emissions standards enacted last year by the Obama Administration.

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