Regulations

OOIDA takes ELD case to the Supreme Court

OOIDA, whose legal team is representing independent truckers Richard Pingel and Mark Elrod in the case, has asked the nation’s high court to reevaluate a lower court ruling issued in October that upheld the U.S. DOT’s rule to require truckers to use logging devices to track hours of service.

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ELD guide: How the two basic types of logging devices work

BYOD (“bring your own device”) systems allow buyers to purchase their own hardware for the driver interface, such as an owner-operator using an app on a personal Android- or iOS-powered smartphone. The other prominent type is a dedicated ELD unit, which has been around in various forms for some years.

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TCA to Congress: Keep 80,000-pound truck-weight limit in place

Those in favor of the legislation, such as Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.), say increasing maximum weight limits in the U.S. would boost highway safety, reduce congestion and increase trucking’s efficiency. TCA, however, says the limit is unnecessary and would force carriers into expensive retrofits.

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Inside the black box: A guide to ELDs

FMCSA expects to begin enforcement of its ELD mandate Dec. 18, the scheduled date by which owner-operators must be using electronic logs. There are dozens of compliance options for truckers. This comprehensive look spells out those options -- and their pros and cons.

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FMCSA increases fines for regs violations

The U.S. DOT has increased fines across the board for violations of federal trucking regulations, it announced Wednesday.

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DOT meeting for ELD makers to focus on device spec’s

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is scheduled to hold a public meeting next month in Washington, D.C., to help electronic logging device manufacturers understand and produce ELDs that are compliant with the agency’s mandate.

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More ELD questions answered by Wes Memphis

And: A word from reader Bob Glaves against the ELD mandate; Revisiting tax/per-diem strategies that can be short-sighted when it comes time to weighing the need for income at retirement.

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Apex Capital, KeepTruckin ink partnership

The Apex Capital factoring/resource company announced a partnership with KeepTruckin to offer customers a solution to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's electronic logging device mandate.

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Wes Memphis answers your questions on ELDs’ potential income effect

Amid the charges of 'fake news' under Wes Memphis last Channel 19 post on ELDs' income effect there were a few salient questions, which Memphis returns to answer here. Also: Poll results from our income/ELD question show some reality/expectation divide.

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ELD exemption sought for short-term truck rentals

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association is looking for an exemption from the looming ELD mandate for trucks rented for 30 days or less.

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