Posted: 17 Jan, 2018 by Rip Watson

What’s been done to reduce detention – at origin and destination – to free up driving time in ELD-land, now that minutes matter more than ever? Is it realistic to expect shippers and receivers to change their operations to please truckers? How can carriers and drivers set themselves up for success? ...

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Posted: 18 Dec, 2017 by Matt Sullivan

After years of delays, changes, protests, and more delays, the ELD mandate is finally here. The new FMSCA regulation requires interstate motor carriers to have electronic logging devices installed in their trucks in order to track their drivers' hours of service. Most of the large carriers have been...

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Posted: 13 Dec, 2017 by Pat Pitz

The ELD Mandate is just days away. In the two years since the final ELD rulemaking was announced, December 18, 2017 was seen as a D-day for trucking, with predictions of drivers hanging up their keys and loaded trucks stranded at inspection stations a week before Christmas, put out of service becaus...

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Posted: 04 Dec, 2017 by Chad Boblett

There's no regulation that even mentions logbook flexibility, but every driver who has ever used paper logs understands what that means. Years ago, way before ELDs, the biggest fleets were concerned, first and foremost, that all driver logbooks were completed correctly. Most drivers got paid per mil...

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Posted: 01 Dec, 2017 by Pat Pitz

Freight brokers can play an important role in educating shippers and receivers about the ELD mandate and how it will affect carrier schedules, according to former FMCSA inspector and current DOT consultant John Seidl. The mandate takes effect December 18. "If the motor carrier can embrace ELD techno...

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Posted: 17 Nov, 2017 by Matt Sullivan

Our partners over at KeepTruckin launched a petition to change the FMCSA’s 14-hour rule. The rule is meant to keep roads safer by making sure drivers aren’t fatigued, but KeepTruckin shows that the widespread problem of detention combined with the inflexibility of the 14-hour rule actually leads to ...

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