Regulations

Fatigue’s Fast Track: How auto industry’s embrace of fatigue monitoring affects truckers

Unlike trucking, where fatigue-monitoring vendors are trying to sell their wares to fleets, in the automotive world it’s vehicle manufacturers who are the main drivers in adopting the technology.

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FMCSA nominee faces first vote Wednesday; testimony reveals old DUIs

Martinez last week said he supports the agency's ELD mandate, though he intends to speak with small business truckers about their concerns about its implementation.

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Owner-operator shut down after fatal crash, multiple safety violations

Violations include non-compliance with driver qualification, hours-of-service, vehicle maintenance, operating authority and insurance requirements.

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‘Maybe OOIDA was on to something’ with ‘Run Compliant’ campaign: Wes Memphis stares down another good income year on e-logs

Wes Memphis returns with cautiously optimistic thinking about ELDs: "Maybe, if we constrict the amount of miles that are collectively available, rates will soar and we will see a new golden age of trucking." Or not.

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Is this thing on?

"This administration desperately, desperately needs a check-mark in the 'win' column. If anyone out there is listening, here's your chance. It's ripe for the picking, along with the block of voters it represents. Respond to the truckers on the ELD mandate. They deserve at least that much."

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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 quickly approaching, some surveys have estimated as few as 25 percent of small fleets and owner-operators 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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Fatigue’s Fast Track: Wearable monitoring devices competing with camera systems

From Overdrive's in-depth look at fatigue management tech: While adoption of wearable fatigue monitoring systems lags the adoption of camera systems, wearables are making headway as more fleets test the products. (See continuing coverage of this series Friday and Monday.)

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Trends in violations, inspections move in truckers’ favor

Since year 2012, when the violation-free inspection percentage was below 40 percent, while the total number of inspections has remained relatively level and even fallen a little, violation-free inspection numbers have grown considerably, by more than 18 percent.

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Trump FMCSA pick Martinez supports ELD mandate, will examine owner-operator impact

While Martinez said he doesn't intend to delay the mandate, he said he will examine its impact on small business truckers. “I want to meet with those involved who oppose the rule to learn more about those concerns," he told a panel of Senators during a confirmation hearing Tuesday.

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Intrastate ELD mandates: California enforcement deadline likely to be late 2020, Oregon this year

California is planning to seek an intrastate adoption of the electronic logging device mandate that is likely to impose a deadline of December 31, 2020, for intrastate carriers. Oregon will enforce on the federal timeline Dec. 18 this year.

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