Five Unifying Values of the ELD Debate

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  • December 12, 2017
  • by Chris Posey
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Even with the FMCSA’s ELD mandate implementation less than a week away, new protests and social media movements continue to surface. The mandate has been highly polarizing in the trucking industry, with significant proponents, such as the ATA, and equally significant opponents, such as the OOIDA, joining the fray. To remove ourselves from the dispute
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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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At first glance, the FMCSA ruling on electronic logging devices (ELDs) seems straightforward: ELDs are required for drivers who must prepare hours of service (HOS) records. ELDs must be certified by FMCSA. Drivers and carriers must carry supporting documents. Harassment is prohibited. Simple, right? Of course not. The FMCSA seems to have recognized the complexities
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Climbing the Ladder of Compliance

Before delving in to the cornucopia of screens, switches, and sliders that inhabit your truck dashboard and moving beyond to a state of locomotion, the fundamental condition of compliance must be satisfied. In fact, in some cases, your vehicle will remain sandbagged until certain compliance conditions have been met. These conditions work together to make
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The Need for Vehicle Safety Technology Prompts Change

On September 23, the FMCSA published a final rule amending the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to allow for the voluntary mounting of certain devices on the interior of the windshields of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). This amendment comes at the direction of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which upholds the value
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