The TouchStar Blog

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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Stop Juggling Disparate Systems

ELogs. Telematics. GPS. Embedded software. Safety features. Business intelligence applications. Each of these developments was, individually, intended to make the lives of a delivery person, a truck driver, or a field service tech easier. However, managing such a volume and variety of disparate systems can sometimes bring on new complications that become apparent only during
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2017 Fleet Management Tech Trends

Reach into your pocket or purse. Feel that smartphone? Do you realize that your hand now rests on a computer that is more powerful than the one used to land the Apollo 11? And not just slightly more powerful. The Apollo 11 guidance computer hit processor speeds of about .043 MHz. The iPhone 5 –
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