Truck News


  • CTA touts finding that ELD mandate would bring 2:1 ratio of benefit over cost

    August 10, 2016 10:23PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Transport Canada released its cost-benefit analysis (CBA) for the proposed electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, with benefits expected to exceed costs by a ratio of 2:1. The CBA indicates that “ELDs are an effective compliance tool to

  • Canadian ELD mandate could be in place by spring 2017

    August 5, 2016 10:08AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Transport Canada announced Aug. 3 that it would be proposing to amend the hours of service (HOS) regulations to mandate the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) by federally-regulated motor carriers and commercial vehicle drivers. The Canadian

  • Start planning now for ELD regulation, expert advises

    June 23, 2016 12:12PM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. — Canadian carriers should start planning now for the implementation of an electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, which is coming in the US by December 2017 and in Canada at some point thereafter. That was the message from

  • OTA to address key regulatory changes at June summit

    May 11, 2016 11:29AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is providing a vital trifecta of workshops at the upcoming Council Summit June 22 to prepare fleets for impending regulatory changes. The first will be on electronic logging devices (ELDs) and will

  • Product Equipment

    Fleetmatics introduces new Logbook at Truck World

    April 19, 2016 11:44AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Fleetmatics Group unveiled the Fleetmatics Logbook to the Canadian Market during Newcom Business Media’s Truck World event last week. The new software-based electronic logging solution helps eliminate the ‘hassle’ of paper logs, reduces compliance risk and keeps

  • In conversation with Bill Wright, new PeopleNet Canada president

    April 18, 2016 2:32PM by James Menzies

    BURLINGTON, Ont. — PeopleNet Canada has announced the appointment of Bill Wright to the role of president. He has been promoted from the position of national account manager for PeopleNet Canada. He will now lead all aspects of the Canadian

  • OOIDA states its case against the mandatory use of ELDs

    March 31, 2016 8:40AM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — A US mandate requiring the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) does not advance safety, is arbitrary and capricious and violates fourth amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures. That was the argument behind the Owner-Operator

  • FTR index shows slow truck freight growth for January

    March 15, 2016 12:21PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Growth in trucking transportation fell for the month of January, according to FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index, meaning current carrier capacity can easily handle freight demand. But FTR is warning that the present market could begin to show

  • Lou Gets An Earful for ELD Support

    February 25, 2016 10:05AM by Brad Ling

    Editorial director Lou Smyrlis pens a controversial column and gets more than a few angry retorts from readers.

  • Geotab tool aims to streamline drivers into newly passed ELD regulations

    February 18, 2016 3:13PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Geotab has added an hours of service (HOS) tool to its comprehensive ProPlus monthly plan, which the company says will help fleets meet the new electronic logging device (ELD) mandate recently passed in the US. Previously charging

  • Canada to mandate e-logs and Electronic Stability Control for new trucks

    February 16, 2016 4:10PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont.—The Canadian Trucking Alliance has announced that officials from Transport Minister Marc Garneau’s office have confirmed reports that the federal government  is moving forward to replace current requirements for truck drivers to complete paper log books with a mandate

  • Canada reportedly planning to mandate ELDs

    February 15, 2016 5:41PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. — A weekend report from The Canadian Press suggests Transport Canada is planning to introduce legislation requiring electronic logging devices (ELDs). The US will require ELDs for hours-of-service recording by December 2017, including among Canadian drivers who operate

  • PeopleNet Webinar to explain US ELD mandate

    December 30, 2015 8:49AM by Truck News

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — PeopleNet will hold a Webinar Jan. 7 to discuss the US electronic logging device (ELD) mandate and how to comply with the new legislation. PeopleNet Explains the ELD Mandate will be hosted Jan. 7 at 1 p.m.

  • OOIDA suing feds over electronic logging device mandate

    December 15, 2015 5:47PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is suing the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) over its new regulation mandating the use of electronic logging devices. “This rule has the potential to have the single largest, most

  • Omnitracs launches educational ELD Web site

    April 27, 2015 8:50AM by Truck News

    DALLAS, Texas — Omnitracs has created an online electronic logging device (ELD) resource, focusing on the impending US regulations and providing insight into how to choose an effective, compliant ELD solution. The US is proceeding with an ELD mandate that