Now that we are in June, it is hard to believe that we’re almost halfway through 2016. Equally hard to believe is that it has been 6 months since the FMCSA issued a ruling on the ELD Mandate. Prior to the FMCSA announcement on December 11, 2015, the industry was abuzz with news and conjecture about this new piece of legislation. After years of anticipation, when was the ruling ACTUALLY going to happen? What were the exact details going to entail? Everyone was talking about it! Now that the ruling has been issued, though, we are seeing what amounts to…
Fleets who have been tracking the progress of the ELD mandate over the years agree that the top question about the final rule published December 2015 is, “How is it different from what we expected?” For one, the methods by which the data collected by the ELD would be transferred to law enforcement changed, in part due to commentary from organizations like Omnitracs who actively participated in the review and commentary period. The two transfer methods that were eliminated include: QR Code Transfer Jet During the commentary period, Omnitracs submitted that these methods would likely translate to higher costs and…
A primary element of the final Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulation published in December 2015 was a definition of who needs to comply, and who gets an exemption. There are three scenarios describing fleets who can operate without an ELD, but who still must account for activities in Hours of Service: Pre-2000 Vehicles: If the vehicle has a manufacturing date before the year 2000, the use of an ELD is not required. This stems from the fact that many vehicles manufactured before 2000 do not have an ECM that can provide the data being collected. However, since there are vehicles…
By now, many of you have heard of what’s being dubbed a language “loophole” where verbiage incorporated by Congress into the FAST ACT highway bill essentially (and seemingly unintentionally) nullifies the restart provision of Hours of Service (HOS). What do you need to know?
In an effort to align with U.S. efforts to improve safety, the Canadian government recently announced that it is working to implement rules that would require truck and bus drivers to electronically record their hours. Here’s what we know.
The FMCSA has announced that the federal rule requiring the use of electronic logging devices to keep records of duty status has passed and will officially publish on Friday, December 11.
After many months of waiting, there has been a flurry of activity over the last few days in regards to the ELD Mandate.
October 30th has come and gone. So, where’s the FMCSA’s ruling on electronic logging devices?
Here’s your handy ELD mandate update.
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The ELD Mandate represents a big change in trucking regulations – and it’s coming soon. If you haven’t implemented electronic driver logs yet, you’ll want to explore the range of fleet efficiency benefits the various ELD manufacturers offer, so you can make a wise purchasing decision.