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This brief, compiled by TouchStar partner ISE Fleet Services, shows the differences between various iterations of record of duty status (RODS) devices. This distinction is particularly important as the FMCSA’s December 2017 HOS recordkeeping deadline looms closer and closer. Some concessions are in place for those with AOBRDs installed prior to prior to the December
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The great idea About a year ago, I had the greatest idea in the world: change cell phone companies. That’s right. Immediately upon inspiration and without delay, I marched right in to the nearest branch of my newly-desired provider and spoke with a bright young salesperson who was happy to tell me about the many
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The Best Laid Plans of Fleet Management

In his famous poem entitled “To a Mouse,” Scottish poet Robert Burns wrote, the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. Actually, he wrote, “The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men Gang aft agley,” but unless you are well-versed in Scottish, that version simply lacks a certain compelling ring, doesn’t it?
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Want to be an office hero? Get rid of paper.

Enough with paper. Who knew that this office staple (so to speak) could be the source of such dismay and heartache? At a mere .16 ounce per sheet, this seemingly harmless office supply can unleash significant damage on your fleet operations. Don’t believe me? Allow me to share with you just a few troubling anecdotes,
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On March 2, 2017, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a letter stating that it agreed with an FMCSA report on the Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Hours of Service Restart Study. The OIG noted that no explicit “net benefit” came from the Restart Rule. This conclusion came in response to a requirement in
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