As of Dec. 17, most motor carriers are required by federal law to use electronic logging devices, or ELDs, to track truck driver hours of service. Whether you’ve waited until the last minute to flip the switch or you’re already running ELDs, here are some things you need to keep in mind to avoid citations, bad CSA scores, or unsatisfactory safety ratings.
December 9, 2019
Time is almost finally up: All motor carriers and truck drivers subject to the electronic logging device rule must use an electronic logging device starting on Dec. 17. Don't expect any "soft enforcement."
December 3, 2019
Tennessee law enforcement officials have come together to cut down on distracted driving and the crashes and fatalities that result from it with a Tennessee Highway Safety Office initiative known as Operation Incognito.
November 13, 2018
A low number of tickets, critics say, shows that the new state law is much more difficult to enforce that earlier local ordinances.
September 21, 2018
A new law that will reclassify a first-time offense of texting while driving as a moving violation will go into effect on July 1, 2019 in Illinois and will boost the penalty for violators.
September 19, 2018
A distracted driving law that went into effect in Iowa a year ago has resulted in over 1,100 tickets for texting and driving. That translates into six times as many tickets issued as compared to the same time period in the prior year.
July 11, 2018
Approximately 16% of Colorado drivers don't buckle up following a recent enforcement initiative in rural areas of the state. Some 1,279 drivers received a summons for seat belt violations between March 26 and April 1, reports 9News.com.
April 25, 2018
Federal officials have taken another step to make the transition to mandatory electronic devices less painful. If drivers are cited at roadside for not complying with the ELD rule come the Dec. 18 deadline, the citation will be a “no points cite” that will not affect the Safety Measurement System that feeds into CSA scores – until April 1.
November 15, 2017
Road safety operations will be carried out through the end of May and into June as part of "Operation Twistlock," a trans-Tasman road safety initiative focusing on heavy vehicles.
June 2, 2015