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  • Isaac user conference attracts 250+

    December 5, 2019 4:11PM by John G Smith

    SAINT-BRUNO-de-MONTARVILLE, Que. – Isaac Instruments attracted more than 250 industry representatives to its fourth annual user conference, recently hosted at the Centre des Sciences in Montreal. “It is always an enriching experience to meet users from all across Canada,” said

  • Final countdown for AOBRD deadline

    December 2, 2019 10:51AM by John G Smith

    GREENBELT, Md. – U.S. regulators will require Automatic On-Board Recording Devices (AOBRDs) to be replaced by electronic logging devices (ELDs) as of Dec. 17 – and there will be no grace period to adopt the technology. The Commercial Vehicle Safety

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    ‘ELDs are here to stay’

    November 14, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – Electronic logging devices (ELDs) are now the law in the U.S., and Canada is approaching ever closer to a mandate of its own.
    Major device suppliers are meeting in Toronto this week to explore a uniquely Canadian approach to certifying the equipment.

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    Still a place for AOBRDs, Isaac stresses

    July 13, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    CHAMBLY, Que. – Isaac Instruments is reinforcing the benefits of automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs) as Canada moves ever-closer to mandating electronic logging devices (ELDs).

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    Roadside inspection standards updated

    May 4, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    GREENBELT, Md. – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has updated a series of roadside inspection standards, including rules for those using electronic logging devices (ELDs), and the procedures for inspecting motor coach monocoque frames and suspensions. The changes were approved

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    Don’t Waste Time: Let’s learn the lessons of a different ELD mandate

    May 3, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    At first glance, the Canadian Trucking Alliance seems to be getting ahead of itself in the call for a “graduated education” period before electronic logging devices (ELDs) are mandated. The federal government has yet to finalize such rules, or even decide if it will embrace an accelerated December 2019 deadline the alliance is championing. Other than Ontario, most provinces have been silent on the idea, too.

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    PeopleNet ready for expedited ELD mandate: Wright

    April 23, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The president of PeopleNet Canada says his company is ready for a Canadian mandate of electronic logging devices (ELDs), even if a rollout is expedited.

  • Drivers without ELD face out of service violations

    April 2, 2018 10:09AM by Truck News

    GREENBELT, Md. – Those driving trucks in the U.S. without electronic logging devices (ELDs) or grandfathered automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs) will now risk 10 hours out of service. Soft enforcement of a related mandate, which began on Dec. 18,

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    Time Trials: ELDs and our experience so far

    March 16, 2018 12:00AM by Jim Park

    TORONTO, Ont. — Three months in, the worst of the American ELD rollout is probably behind us. Some fleets have discovered that the devices they bought at the very last minute didn’t work as advertised. Inspectors were flummoxed by some devices …

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    Welcome to the land of ELD confusion

    February 27, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The early days of enforcing a U.S. mandate for electronic logging devices (ELDs) have been marred by confusion over the workings of individual devices and more.

    Kerri Wirachowsky, director of the roadside inspection program for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), refers to the example of one fleet that had installed Automatic On Board Recording Devices (AOBRDs) last February.

    Wirachowsky
    At first glance that device should be accepted, because it was installed before the mandate took hold on Dec. 18, and would be legal until Dec. 16, 2019. The problem is that the user hadn’t been able to reach the supplier to upload the related hours of service functions, she said during the Omnitracs Outlook user conference. That meant a ticket, and more frantic calls to the supplier.

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    Clock is ticking toward U.S. ELD mandate

    October 23, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    ORLANDO, FL – Electronic Logging Devices (ELD’s) are on track to be mandated in the U.S. on December 18, as regulators finalize the underlying systems and prepare to relegate paper logbooks to the trash bin of history.

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    Clock is ticking toward U.S. ELD mandate

    October 23, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    ORLANDO, FL – Electronic Logging Devices (ELD’s) are on track to be mandated in the U.S. on December 18, as regulators finalize the underlying systems and prepare to relegate paper logbooks to the trash bin of history.

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    Canadian ELD mandate delayed

    October 20, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    MILTON, ON – The clock is ticking toward a mandate for Electronic Logging Devices (ELD’s) in the U.S. – but Canada is now expected to establish its version of a mandate no sooner than the spring of 2019.