Hours of Service
Magellan, Samsung provide industry with “one-stop-shop”
TAMPA, FL - GPS provider Magellan has announced it has partnered with Samsung to provide commercial-grade truck navigation and Electronic-Logging-Device (ELD) compliant software to track Hours of Service (HOS) for both short and long-haul trucking businesses.
ATA pleased with hours-of-service restart report
ARLINGTON, VA - Chris Spear, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the American Trucking Association (ATA) said he was pleased with the results of a U.S. Department of Transportation report that determined there was no advantage to the burdensome restrictions placed on the use of the 34-hour restart by professional drivers.
Benefits of ELDs outweigh costs 2:1, Transport Canada says
TORONTO, ON - Transport Canada has determined that the benefits of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) essentially double the related costs, according to a newly released Cost-Benefit Analysis. The analysis examined two scenarios - a mandate for all federally regulated carriers, and one that excluded vehicles that would already have to meet a pending U.S. mandate for the devices. The analysis "confirms the significant net benefit from an ELD mandate and dispels some of the myths about ELDs that are out there," said David Bradley, CEO of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, which released the results.
IN PRINT — ELDs Part 3: Inside the Black Boxes
If you're prone to anxiety when facing a wide variety of choice, such as when you're buying a pair of shoes or a candy bar, consider asking someone else in the fleet to spec' an Electronic Logging Device (ELD). There are more than 25 suppliers in the space now; by this time next year that number is expected to swell fourfold.
IN PRINT — ELDs Part 2: The Learning Curve
TORONTO, ON -- When I replaced my typewriter with a laptop some years ago, everyone told me it would be an easy transition. It's the same thing, they told me. The keyboard, at least, was more or less the same. I soon discovered I'd have a few other things to deal with, like software and operating systems and crashes and batteries and floppy disks and updates and the dreaded Blue Screen of Death - moments before a deadline. The move to electronic logs from paper won't be any different.
Transport Canada begins consultations on ELDs
TORONTO, ON - Transport Canada has officially launched "informal" consultations around Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) -- a move that the Canadian Trucking Alliance sees as a precursor to mandating the equipment for federally regulated carriers. Such consultations come before the more formal process of publishing a proposed rule in Canada Gazette Part 1, which the alliance expects sometime in early 2017. A 60-day comment period would then be required before a final rule is published, and a compliance date would be one or two years after that. "The momentum is clearly building towards a mandate," said David Bradley, president and CEO of the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA). He also called on provincial governments to "get on board and start preparing" for mandates that mirror those at the federal level.
OOIDA Slams U.S. ELD Mandate, Files Lawsuit
GRAIN VALLEY, MO - Just mere days after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration unveiled regulations that will take effect in two years requiring most U.S. truckers to use electronic logging devices (ELD) the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a lawsuit to stop the requirement.
Teletrac, MeLeod Software Extend Partnership
GARDEN GROVE, CA - A telematics provider and a trucking software company have extended their partnership into a new realm. By connecting the Teletrac Fleet Director Hours of Service (HOS) platform with McLeod Software's LoadMaster, which manages transportation dispatching and accounting, fleet managers can quickly review drivers' HOS statuses and create U.S.-compliant loads assignments, according to an announcement.