The new rules allow fleets to make personal conveyance and yard moves available to their drivers. This can only be done by allowing it or disallowing it. Unlike automatic duty changes, drivers must manually choose when they start and stop using these statuses. Driving activity for these statuses will be shown in the RODS, but the time is logged differently for each of these statuses so it’s important to know how this can affect your operations. On the grid graph that goes with the log, yard moves and personal conveyance will be shown in the off-duty line and the on-duty…
Sometime soon, the CCMTA (Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators) is expected to release the final ruling on the Canadian ELD mandate requirements. Industry expert Tom Cuthbertson indicates that many of the rules that have been adopted in the U.S. Federal mandate are seen in the early version of the Canadian ELD mandate. Currently, Cuthbertson is reviewing and providing comments to the CCMTA, so there is still time for changes to occur before the final regulation is released. For more information on you can expect in the Canadian ELD, click here. Subscribe below to stay in the know with valuable…
Fleets who have been tracking the progress of the ELD mandate over the years agree that the top question about the final rule published December 2015 is, “How is it different from what we expected?” For one, the methods by which the data collected by the ELD would be transferred to law enforcement changed, in part due to commentary from organizations like Omnitracs who actively participated in the review and commentary period. The two transfer methods that were eliminated include: QR Code Transfer Jet During the commentary period, Omnitracs submitted that these methods would likely translate to higher costs and…
A primary element of the final Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulation published in December 2015 was a definition of who needs to comply, and who gets an exemption. There are three scenarios describing fleets who can operate without an ELD, but who still must account for activities in Hours of Service: Pre-2000 Vehicles: If the vehicle has a manufacturing date before the year 2000, the use of an ELD is not required. This stems from the fact that many vehicles manufactured before 2000 do not have an ECM that can provide the data being collected. However, since there are vehicles…
The FMCSA has issued a revised “final rule” timeline for the electronic logging device mandate. With a new target set of September 2015, the industry is abuzz with questions regarding how the ELD mandate will affect fleets and their daily operations. What are the technical specifications of the devices? Which are compliant? How will they perform? Is there a certification process for ELD providers? These are just a few of the questions circulating. Although the final rule is still in development, the FMCSA has identified a distinct set of technical goals to address. Expect final key requirements to focus on…
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