Regulations http://trucker.com/taxonomy/term/7373/more en An AOBRD option to meet ELD deadline http://trucker.com/technology/aobrd-option-meet-eld-deadline <div class="field-byline"> American Trucker staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Adopting AOBRDs now gives truckers an extra two years to make ELD transition, according to Gorilla Safety. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Software and safety system provider <a href="http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gorillasafety.com%2F&amp;esheet=51697083&amp;newsitemid=20171010006513&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=Gorilla+Safety&amp;index=1&amp;md5=b7aee2c0173d429864f294ac1d9b0be0">Gorilla Safety</a> is rolling out what it calls an <a href="http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fgorillasafety.com%2Fnews-room%2Flow-cost-aobrd-makes-transition-eld-easier%2F&amp;esheet=51697083&amp;newsitemid=20171010006513&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=affordable+AOBRD+technology&amp;i</p></div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/technology/aobrd-option-meet-eld-deadline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/technology/aobrd-option-meet-eld-deadline#comments News Regulations Technology Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:23:00 +0000 23021 at http://trucker.com <p>The use of AOBRDs to comply with the ELD rule only applies to vehicles currently in operation and only for two years; until Dec. 16, 2019. (<em>Photo: Sean Kilcarr/American Trucker</em>)</p> Short-term truck rental exemption from ELD rule http://trucker.com/regulations/short-term-truck-rental-exemption-eld-rule <div class="field-byline"> American Trucker staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> FMCSA will waive the ELD requirements for rental trucks operating eight or fewer days. But if used past eight days, they must comply with the ELD mandate. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Partial ELD waiver for short-term truck rentals</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>FMCSA giving rental trucks operating eight or fewer days to have complete relief from the ELD mandate, but operators must still use paper logs and comply with applicable HOS rules.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>By FO staff</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov">Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration</a> (FMCSA) is providing a limited waiver from the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate for short-term truck rentals.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/regulations/short-term-truck-rental-exemption-eld-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/regulations/short-term-truck-rental-exemption-eld-rule#comments News Regulations Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:56:00 +0000 23011 at http://trucker.com <p>While operating under this rental-truck exemption, drivers remain subject to standard HOS limits and must maintain a paper log. (<em>Photo: Sean Kilcarr/American Trucker</em>)</p> Three ELD tips for small fleets http://trucker.com/regulations/three-eld-tips-small-fleets <div class="field-byline"> By Justin Green, truck consultant, Element Fleet Management </div> <div class="field-deck"> Done right, fleets will be able to turn the necessary challenge of ELD compliance into a profitable opportunity. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><em>As we all know, the <a href="http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/">Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration</a> (FMCSA) is requiring all U.S. trucks and buses to be equipped with <a href="http://trucker.com/technology/elds-time-plan">electronic logging devices (ELDs)</a> or automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs) by December 18 this year. Yet switching to electronic logging may seem daunting to smaller-sized motor carriers.</em></p></div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/regulations/three-eld-tips-small-fleets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/regulations/three-eld-tips-small-fleets#comments News Regulations Technology Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:47:00 +0000 23001 at http://trucker.com <p>Driver training is going to be critical as the ELD rule goes into effect. (<em>Photo: Sean Kilcarr/American Trucker</em>)</p> PeopleNet offers ELD compliance solution to small fleets http://trucker.com/technology/peoplenet-offers-eld-compliance-solution-small-fleets <div class="field-byline"> American Trucker staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> This ELD solution is being specifically to fleets with fewer than 50 vehicles, PeopleNet says. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://peoplenetonline.com" target="_blank">PeopleNet</a>, a provider of fleet mobility technology, last week announced it will sell ISE Fleet Services&rsquo; eFleetSuite electronic logging devices (ELDs). The ELDs would help small fleets meet the nearing federal ELD mandate in December.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/technology/peoplenet-offers-eld-compliance-solution-small-fleets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/technology/peoplenet-offers-eld-compliance-solution-small-fleets#comments News Regulations Technology Mon, 02 Oct 2017 13:16:00 +0000 22821 at http://trucker.com Lawsuit filed over change to UCR open date http://trucker.com/regulations/lawsuit-filed-over-change-ucr-open-date <div class="field-byline"> American Trucker staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Group representing small transportation business interests takes aim at “11th hour” meeting that delays “open date” for UCR registration. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The <a href="http://www.smalltransportation.org/">Small Business in Transportation Coalition</a> (SBTC) has filed a <a href="http://smalltransportation.org/files/125348755.pdf" target="_blank">federal lawsuit</a> against the <a href="https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/faq/what-unified-carrier-registration-ucr-system-and-how-do-i-sign">Unified Carrier Registration</a> (UCR) board of directors and the Indiana Department of Revenue for delaying to delay the UCR &ldquo;open date&rdquo; from Oct. 1 to Nov. 1 this year, thus shortening the compliance period from the usual 90 days to 60 days.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/regulations/lawsuit-filed-over-change-ucr-open-date" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/regulations/lawsuit-filed-over-change-ucr-open-date#comments News Regulations Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:03:00 +0000 22791 at http://trucker.com <p>Group trying to head off UCR fee collection issues.</p> ELDs: Why a bare-bones device may not be the best option http://trucker.com/regulations/elds-why-bare-bones-device-may-not-be-best-option <div class="field-byline"> By Pete Allen, MiX Telematics of North America </div> <div class="field-deck"> An electronic logging device (ELD) with more features means there’s more opportunities to make it pay for itself. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><em>With the implementation of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate deadline of December 18 looming in the headlights, many fleets are engaged in a &ldquo;minimal compliance&rdquo; strategy &ndash; investing as little as possible in ELD technology so they comply with the law.</em></p></div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/regulations/elds-why-bare-bones-device-may-not-be-best-option" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/regulations/elds-why-bare-bones-device-may-not-be-best-option#comments News Regulations Technology Fri, 29 Sep 2017 15:21:00 +0000 22771 at http://trucker.com <p>Extracting more value from ELDs aside from HOS compliance is the key to making them pay for themselves, according to MiX Telematics. (<em>Photo: Sean Kilcarr/American Trucker</em>)</p> OOIDA leads renewed push to delay ELD mandate http://trucker.com/regulations/ooida-leads-renewed-push-delay-eld-mandate <div class="field-byline"> Aaron Marsh </div> <div class="field-deck"> Advocacy group is heading up effort by 31 organizations to push off implementation of the mandate for two years. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The most polarizing topic in trucking today &mdash; electronic logging devices, or ELDs &mdash; isn&#39;t losing any steam.</p> <p>With the deadline less than 12 weeks away for most commercial truck drivers to be using ELDs in recording their hours of service, groups representing owner-operators, small trucking companies, agricultural and livestock trucking and others reiterated their calls today for a delay.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/regulations/ooida-leads-renewed-push-delay-eld-mandate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/regulations/ooida-leads-renewed-push-delay-eld-mandate#comments News Regulations Technology Thu, 28 Sep 2017 11:59:00 +0000 22731 at http://trucker.com <p>Groups take issue with ELD self-certification process and cybersecurity needs of ELDs. (<em>Photo: Blue Tree Systems</em>)</p> Martinez nominated to be next FMCSA administrator http://trucker.com/regulations/martinez-nominated-be-next-fmcsa-administrator <div class="field-byline"> American Trucker staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Current chief administrator for the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission is the White House pick to lead FMCSA. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Raymond P. Martinez, chief administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, is being tapped by the Trump administration to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).</p> <p>&ldquo;Mr. Martinez is well-known to our industry from his work in New Jersey and New York, and exudes the kind of professionalism, integrity and focus on safety that FMCSA needs,&rdquo; said Chris Spear, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), in a statement.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/regulations/martinez-nominated-be-next-fmcsa-administrator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/regulations/martinez-nominated-be-next-fmcsa-administrator#comments News Regulations Tue, 26 Sep 2017 02:03:00 +0000 22691 at http://trucker.com Congress votes down ELD delay effort http://trucker.com/regulations/congress-votes-down-eld-delay-effort <div class="field-byline"> American Trucker staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Bill that aimed to put off implementation of the ELD mandate for two years fails in late night voice vote. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A <a href="https://babin.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1428">bill introduced in July</a> by U.S. Representative Brian Babin (TX-36) to prohibit funds from being used to implement or enforce the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-logs/fmcsa-offers-further-eld-details">electronic logging device (ELD) mandate</a> scheduled to go into effect on December 18 failed to pass in the House of Representatives last night.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/regulations/congress-votes-down-eld-delay-effort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/regulations/congress-votes-down-eld-delay-effort#comments News Regulations Thu, 07 Sep 2017 08:52:00 +0000 22321 at http://trucker.com <p>Voice vote taken in the House of Representatives at 10 pm on Sept. 6 rejected legislation aimed at delaying the ELD mandate. (<em>File photo</em>)</p> Trailers, glider kits may get GHG reprieve from EPA http://trucker.com/regulations/trailers-glider-kits-may-get-ghg-reprieve-epa <div class="field-byline"> American Trucker staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> The agency plans to initiate a rulemaking effort to readdress the trailer and glider kit provisions of the Phase 2 GHG rules. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The <a href="http://www.epa.gov">U.S. Environmental Protection Agency</a> (EPA) said this week that it <a href="https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-announces-intent-revisit-provisions-phase-2-heavy-duty-rules">intends to revisit</a> certain provisions of the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/breaking-down-final-phase-2-rules#slide-0-field_images-198691">Phase 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel efficiency standards</a> that focus on trailers and glider kits.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/regulations/trailers-glider-kits-may-get-ghg-reprieve-epa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/regulations/trailers-glider-kits-may-get-ghg-reprieve-epa#comments Trailers News Regulations Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:51:00 +0000 22011 at http://trucker.com <p>Glider kit providers, especially, may cheer the EPA&#39;s move as the Phase 2 GHG rules capped the number of rebuilt engines they could use per year. (<em>Photo: Fitzgerald</em>)</p>