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No 'Soft Enforcement' for Dec. 17 ELD Deadline: CVSA

No 'Soft Enforcement' for Dec. 17 ELD Deadline: CVSA

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

Don’t Shortchange Training When Converting to ELDs
FMCSA Wants to Delay State Compliance with Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse
Musical Chairs at DOT Sees FMCSA’s Gautreaux Headed to NHTSA
DOT Updates Guidance on Autonomous Vehicles
Trucking Alliance Pushing for State ELD Mandates

Trucking Alliance Pushing for State ELD Mandates

The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, also known as the Trucking Alliance, is calling for all state legislatures to require electronic logging devices in commercial trucks that only operate within their state (intrastate).

July 20, 2018

Impact of Full ELD Enforcement: ‘A Firehose of Violations’

Impact of Full ELD Enforcement: ‘A Firehose of Violations’

Not just the illegally unprepared may feel the shock starting April 1, when full enforcement of the electronic logging device rule kicks in. That’s because everyone required to operate with an ELD will face “a firehose of violations” issued roadside by law enforcement, predicts Steve Bryan, president of Vigillo.

March 29, 2018

Dozens of Congressmen Go to Bat for OOIDA ELD Exemption Request

Dozens of Congressmen Go to Bat for OOIDA ELD Exemption Request

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has garnered the support of over two dozen Congressmen in the form of a letter from them to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that encourages the agency to grant OOIDA’s pending application for a 5-year exemption from the ELD rule.

February 2, 2018

ELD Face-off: Two Sides of the Looming Mandate

ELD Face-off: Two Sides of the Looming Mandate

With just a week to go until the much-debated electronic logging device rule kicks in on Dec. 18, HDT asked top officials of two trucking associations that have been outspoken in their support or criticism of the far-reaching mandate to weigh in on several key aspects.

December 11, 2017

Indiana Wants ELD Rule Delayed

Indiana Wants ELD Rule Delayed

In an 11th-hour request, the attorney general of Indiana has proposed that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration delay implementation of the electronic logging device rule set for Dec. 18 — less than 3 weeks away.

November 30, 2017

DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic

DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic

The Department of Transportation plans to add four prescription opioids – hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone – to the existing DOT drug-testing panel for screening truck drivers and other "safety-sensitive" transportation workers. This final rule is to take effect on Jan. 1.

November 10, 2017

FMCSA Nominee Martinez Committed to ELD Rule

FMCSA Nominee Martinez Committed to ELD Rule

President Trump’s nominee for Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said in Senate testimony that he will not delay implementation of the electronic logging device mandate that starts to kick in on Dec. 18, less than seven weeks from now.

November 1, 2017

FMCSA Issues Two Narrow ELD Exemptions to All Carriers

FMCSA Issues Two Narrow ELD Exemptions to All Carriers

Having decided to grant part of a United Parcel Service request for a limited 5-year exemption from some provisions of the electronic logging device mandate, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will now allow all motor carriers — not just UPS — and drivers to make use of two new temporary exemptions from the ELD rule.

October 20, 2017

NTSB Faults Trucker and Motorist in Fatal Tesla Crash

NTSB Faults Trucker and Motorist in Fatal Tesla Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that a truck driver’s failure to yield the right of way and a car driver’s “inattention due to over-reliance on vehicle automation” are the probable cause of the May 7, 2016, collision of a tractor-trailer and a Tesla S sedan operating in autonomous mode.

September 12, 2017

House Rejects One of Two Anti-ELD Measures

House Rejects One of Two Anti-ELD Measures

Late in the evening of Sept. 6, the amendment sponsored by Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX)-- which sought to prevent funding of the electronic logging device rule for almost one year-- was voted down on the House floor, 246-173.

September 6, 2017

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