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EOBR vs. ELD

What’s the difference? The truth is—not much. We break down the FMCSA’s ever-evolving name for Hours of Service logging devices.

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EOBR Costs & Benefits

Are EOBRs worth the expense? We’ll walk you through their true cost and the benefits they offer to carriers and drivers.

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34 Hour Restart & No-Defect DVIR Rule Changes – What You Need to Know

December has been a big month in the world of trucking regulations. First, No-Defect DVIR was announced. Then, the 34-hour restart rule requirements that went into effect on July 1, 2013 were suspended. So, what do you need to know about the rule changes? Let’s take a look… About the Hours of Service 34 hour restart rule Effective with the President’s signature on the evening of December 16, the requirement that drivers must log two consecutive periods of off-duty or sleeper berth time between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. for a qualifying 34-hour restart is suspended. Likewise, the requirements that...
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Electronic Signatures Guidance and E-Logging Software

Late last week, the FMCSA issued regulatory guidance for carriers and drivers that use smartphones, tablets, or laptops to electronically record their Record of Duty Status (RODS), but are not § 395.15 complaint Automatic On-Board Recording Devices (AOBRDs). This latest guidance is the second document published this year related to the electronic display of RODS. In light of inspection officials sometimes (incorrectly) requesting drivers to provide printouts from AOBRDs, the FMCSA revised its guidance on what data AOBRDs must display for roadside inspections. In this document the FMCSA reaffirmed what was already in the regulation § 395.15. Effectively this new...
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Final Call: The ELD Mandate Comment Period is Coming to a Close

We know you have a lot to say when it comes to electronic logging devices and the ELD Mandate, but have you taken the time to share your thoughts with the FMCSA? If not, you only have a few hours left to voice your opinion, as the ELD Mandate comment period closes today. And, it’s worth your time to do so. The FMCSA will use comments from both the trucking industry and the general public to help craft a final rule, which is expected in late January 2015 and will apply to drivers and trucks in January 2017. Ready to...
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Comment on the Electronic Logging Mandate

You have strong opinions on ELDs. The question is: Did you comment on the Electronic Logging Mandate proposed rulemaking? If not, there’s still time. On Friday, May 16, 2014, the FMCSA published a formal notice in the Federal Register extending the comment period for the Electronic Logging Mandate until June 26, 2014. That means you have just 10 days from today to share your thoughts on the Electronic Logging Mandate with the FMCSA. How to comment on the Electronic Logging Mandate The FMCSA extended the comment period for the Electronic Logging Mandate, based on guidance from the Commercial Vehicle Safety...
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E-Log Mandate for the Trucking Industry Takes Another Step Forward

The FMCSA’s e-log mandate took another step forward in the rulemaking process today. What requirements does the proposed rule demand of compliant electronic logging devices? And, what does the ELD mandate enforcement date look like now? Let’s take a look at the details—and what it means for the trucking industry. Who will be impacted by the e-log mandate — and when? The FMCSA released the Supplement Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) for Electronic Logging Devices today, March 13, 2014. THE SNPRM requires all drivers of commercial motor vehicles who file a Record of Duty Status (RODS) – approximately 3.1M trucks...
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