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ELD Advice from a Roadside Inspector’s Perspective

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  • September 19, 2017 /
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By December 18 of this year, truck drivers must implement an electronic logging device (ELD). Motor carriers need to prepare for how roadside inspections will change going forward. Samuel Mayfield, a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) compliance specialist, provides several tips for drivers to reduce risk and stay compliant. Drivers and compliance officers would
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Trucking Industry Braces for National and Regional Effects of Hurricane Harvey

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  • September 12, 2017 /
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Freight research teams released their predictions regarding how Hurricane Harvey will affect the trucking industry, and the numbers are looking grim. Ten percent of the industry across the nation will experience strong reverberations from Hurricane Harvey in its first week. This number jumps to one hundred percent for Gulf Coast regional trucking companies west of
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Debunking ELD Rumors

As electronic logging device (ELD) misinformation makes its rounds, fleet owners are wondering what is true and what is false. These rumors gained traction when members of the U.S. House of Representatives helped sponsor a bill aimed at delaying the ELD compliance date. However, this piece of legislation has yet to get off the ground.
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Trucking Risk: Understanding Vehicle Height, Clearance, and Obstruction

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  • August 25, 2017 /
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Commercial motor vehicles are prone to run into overhead obstructions. Most professional drivers have had at least one incident where overhead obstructions were an issue. Here are 6 tips to help professional truck drivers avoid destructive situations related to height, overhead clearances and obstructions. Avoid trees and buildings Overhanging tree branches and building soffit areas
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Diabetic Truck Drivers May No Longer Need an Exemption

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  • August 16, 2017 /
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In 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) passed a ruling requiring diabetics dependent on insulin to obtain an exemption before operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). Their reasoning for the blanket-ban against insulin-dependent diabetics was to improve road safety. The agency requires all CMV operators to be in good physical health to pass
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FMCSA No Longer Pursuing Sleep Apnea Ruling

Back in March 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) joined together to issue a pre-ruling regarding individuals with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Many in the transportation industry regarded the maneuver as the first step for an eventual list of requirements for those dealing with OSA. However, as of
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FMCSA to Simplify Process to Acquire a Commercial Driver’s License

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  • July 26, 2017 /
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced their plans to address the shortage of qualified commercial vehicle drivers. The U.S. DOT agency put forth two proposals designed to reduce the steps required to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL). The two Notices of Proposed Rulemakings (NPRM) include Military Licensing and State CDL Reciprocity and
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FMCSA to Embark on Nationwide ELD Implementation Tour

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  • July 19, 2017 /
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By December 18 of this year, fleets must update their commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) ruling on Electronic Logging Devices (ELD). This means all carriers must transition from paper logs and software to an approved ELD. Carriers that utilize Automatic On-Board Recording Devices (AOBRDs) have until
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ELDs May Alter Transport of Refrigerated Cargo

Small fleets and independent drivers are responsible for most fresh food and produce deliveries. Experts predict the fast-approaching electronic logging device (ELD) ruling will hit these shipments the hardest. This type of shipment was already under pressure due to a high demand for organic and ethnic produce. ELDs present a new hurdle that may change
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