Small Step Forward for ELD Mandate

In what many might consider only a small step forward, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has sent the proposed Final Rule mandating the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) to track and manage driver hours of service to the Office of the Secretary of Transportation. While seemingly a minor development, this is actually further affirmation of the likelihood that the mandate will be published on September 30, as has been expected for some time. Given this news, fleets that haven’t previously embraced the news of the pending mandate would be wise to educate themselves on the requirements, timeline, and implications.

ELD Mandate is Now with the OST

Anticipation is building as the FMCSA’s mandate on electronic logging devices (ELDs) inches forward. As of June 1, 2015, the regulation was sent to the Office of the Secretary.

After the Electronic Onboard Recorder (EOBR) mandate stalled, it’s easy to question whether the latest iteration will see the light of day, but all signs point toward publication later this year.

And, we’re here to keep you updated on the latest and greatest.

How to Improve Driver Retention & Fleet Profitability with ELDs

It’s been a busy week of news focused on driver compensation for some of the trucking industry’s largest players. From the definition of independent contractors to minimum wages based on on-duty time, fleets are struggling to balance the need for quality drivers, improve driver retention (and, likewise, driver pay), and fleet profitability.

While there is some disagreement within the industry around what is considered work time and what’s not, most are in agreement on one of the transportation industry’s most pressing issues: there’s simply not enough money to go around.

HOS fines are racking up!


HOS fines since the beginning of 2016*

What could you do with that kind of money?

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Gallons of fuel


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Truck tires


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Smokey & The Bandit DVDs


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iTunes downloads of
Eastbound and Down


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Miles of road paved with $


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Driver salaries