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Canadian ELD Update

We have been engaged with CCMTA Canada since 2012 regarding the Canadian ELD Mandate and there has been notable movement in the past year. 2012 was when Omnitracs first provided comments to the Canadian government and in July of 2016 we were asked to submit additional comments and suggestions, which we provided technical suggestions to the then proposed requirements. Approximately three weeks ago, Omnitracs received another version of the regulation and we were requested to supply comments on the technical specifications of the regulation. We submitted additional commentary and had confirmation of understanding discussions on submitted comments with Canadian Council...
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ELDs: Self-Certified Doesn’t Mean Verified

A recent article on Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) has shed light on one of the biggest misconceptions in the transportation industry in recent memory: what it really means to have a “certified” ELD. You might be thinking that “certification” sounds very official and that vendors touting that label have undergone vigorous testing to verify that their ELD device complies with new regulations. News flash: they haven’t! All this means is that they simply said “I’m an ELD.” Tom Cuthbertson, Omnitracs vice president of regulatory affairs, helps to explain by saying “it’s a registration process; it’s not a certification process...
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Hire a Hero

As ELD technology continues to transform the trucking industry, companies need drivers who can learn quickly. Most veterans have received training on cutting-edge technology that make them great candidates as drivers.  They also have the leadership skills and diverse experience that allow them to learn, adapt quickly, and accurately interpret data to help them make strategic decisions. This skillset is exactly what the industry needs. In addition, US regulators have made it easier for veterans to get jobs in the trucking industry by simplifying the application process. As part of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) act that was signed...
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ELD Mandate Upheld in OOIDA Court Case

In a unanimous decision, the United States Court of Appeals voted on October 31st, 2016 to uphold the ELD Mandate in the case that was filed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). What Was This Case All About? Back in mid-September, OOIDA argued their case against the Department of Transportation to have the ELD Mandate overturned. In their case, OOIDA stated that the ruling should be vacated for five reasons: ELDs will not record enough information automatically because of the need for human involvement in the process The rule fails to protect drivers from harassment because the term “driver...
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FleetScience Digital Hub for Transportation and Logistics Industry

ELDfacts is excited to announce the launch of a sister site, FleetScience.com. The demand is high for useful and instructive resources on topics that are vital to our industry. In addition to the latest information on compliance, our readers are also interested in gaining insight into how to thrive in an ever-changing technological and regulatory landscape. To meet that need, a new digital hub, FleetScience, is now available to provide proven best practices, foster collaboration and promote the development of new ideas about how fleet managers in every size organization can help their companies innovate and succeed. FleetScience.com is an...