How Electronics Logging Devices Can Help With IFTA Compliance

With all of the chatter surrounding the electronic logging device mandate, expected in September 2015, fleets are focusing on the key benefits of how ELDs help them and their operations: reducing Hours of Service (HOS) paperwork and increasing compliance, increasing safety, and cutting operational costs. In addition to these benefits, ELDs also help fleets automate the painful process of filing for the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA).

Don’t Believe Everything You Read on the Internet-Addressing ELD Myths

The great thing about the internet is that you can find almost any piece of information you’re looking for. The problem though, is that much of the information is not correct. The above quote perfectly illustrates what happens in today’s internet-driven age; just because someone says something, does not make it fact. One of the most prevalent venues for misinformation is internet message boards. While these boards provide a great social medium for expressing an individual’s view, readers should remember that this is in fact just one person’s opinion. This is particularly true for the transportation industry, as it gears up for the upcoming electronic device (ELD) mandate expected to take place in late September 2015.

Inflation Meets Transportation: Fines for Violations Increase

Avoid HOS Violation Penalties with Electronic Driver Log Software Drive trucks? Fines are going UP! See how much. If it wasn’t already important enough to follow transportation regulations, the FMCSA recently added another reason to ensure compliance–fine increases for violations. In an April 3rd ruling, the FMCSA announced increases to fines across the board for violations to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs). These increases, which can be as much as $20,000*, are attributed to laws enacted by Congress that allow for increase to fine amounts. The new fines will adjust for inflation and motor…

The ELD Mandate – Are You Off the Hook?

In a recent blog post, we outlined the steps to determine if you are one of the 3.4 million estimated drivers affected by the impending Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate. It is equally important to understand what the Electronic Logging Devices mandate is if you are exempt. Let’s be clear: who doesn’t the ELD Mandate apply to? Drivers using Hours of Service (HOS) exemptions, like CDL short haul drivers operating within a 100 air mile radius or non-CDL drivers operating within a 150 mile radius, won’t be required to install an ELD. Remember if the requirements to meet Short Haul…

HOS fines are racking up!

$343,647,360.00

HOS fines since the beginning of 2016*

What could you do with that kind of money?

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Gallons of fuel

127,749,948

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Truck tires

1,381,135

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Smokey & The Bandit DVDs

68,729,472

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iTunes downloads of
Eastbound and Down

115,479,524

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Miles of road paved with $

68,729,472

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Driver salaries

68,729,472