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ELDs: Self-Certified Doesn’t Mean Verified

A recent article on Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) has shed light on one of the biggest misconceptions in the transportation industry in recent memory: what it really means to have a “certified” ELD.

You might be thinking that “certification” sounds very official and that vendors touting that label have undergone vigorous testing to verify that their ELD device complies with new regulations. News flash: they haven’t! All this means is that they simply said “I’m an ELD.”

Tom Cuthbertson, Omnitracs vice president of regulatory affairs, helps to explain by saying “it’s a registration process; it’s not a certification process…

Hire a Hero

As ELD technology continues to transform the trucking industry, companies need drivers who can learn quickly. Most veterans have received training on cutting-edge technology that make them great candidates as drivers. They also have the leadership skills and diverse experience that allow them to learn, adapt quickly, and accurately interpret data to help them make strategic decisions. This skillset is exactly what the industry needs. In addition, US regulators have made it easier for veterans to get jobs in the trucking industry by simplifying the application process. As part of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) act that was signed…

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