Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) are electronic devices used by commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers to record their hours of service (HOS) information. ELDs automatically record data such as driving time, engine hours, vehicle movement, location information, and more. ELDs replace traditional paper logbooks that drivers previously used to record their HOS information. ELDs make the […]
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What Are the Key Issues in the Trucking Industry?
The trucking industry is experiencing the shortage of drivers that is causing trucking companies to hire drivers with little experience. This shortage has led to a driver retention issue. In the last few years, the trucking industry has seen an increase in driver pay and the introduction of new driver-friendly equipment like trucks with sleeper […]
Will there be a change to the Hours of Service Rules?
Will there be a change to the Hours of Service Rules? Ray Martinez, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Head (FMCSA), confirmed that the FMCSA is planning on proposing a change to the current Hours of Service (HOS) rules. Unfortunately, he did not elaborate on what the changes would be to the HOS rules. So there […]
Trucking Shutdown in 2019?
Trucking Shutdown in 2019? There was an article that came out on www.cdllife.com back in December talking about a potential shut down by truck drivers in 2019. The primary reason noted for the shutdown was ELD’s, hours of service (HOS) reforms and other trucking related regulations being considered by the Federal Motor Carrier Associate (FMCSA). […]
The Transportation Industry needs more Flexibility with Hours of Service Rules
The Transportation Industry needs more Flexibility with Hours of Service Rules Ever since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) implemented the 14 hour clock rule professional truck drivers have had trouble handling traffic congestion, weather, long loading/unloading times and other unforeseen events they encountered while on our nations interstates. The 14 hour rule limits […]
Electronic Logging Mandate Confusion F13
Electronic Logging Mandate Confusion Here we are over two months into the electronic logging device mandate and guess what? Utter confusion and uncertainty. Is anyone really surprised? Analysts are struggling to determine what effect ELD exemptions will have on the industry. The government and transportation executives are all trying to determine what freight needs to […]
Are Shippers Taking Advantage of the Electronic Logging Mandate?
Are Shippers Taking Advantage of the Electronic Logging Mandate? It is no secret that some unscrupulous shippers and consignees have taken advantage of the transportation industry by charging exorbitant fees, fines and charges when a driver misses a delivery appointment. Of course, this only flows one way. If a driver has an appointment at 1pm […]
Electronic Logging Device Mandate – Did it make Transportation Safer?
Electronic Logging Device Mandate – Did it make Transportation Safer? The government was excited to get electronic logging devices in trucks over the past couple of years with the actual electronic logging device mandate deadline coming in December of 2017. But, the question still lingers, do electronic logs actually make transportation safer? Currently, there are […]