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How ELDs and drivers track duty status changes

While electronic logs generally automate parts of logkeeping and in some ways simplify the rest, they still require direct driver involvement in most duty status changes. As any driver will ...

Factory-fit telematics work with ELD partners

In a perfect world, any ELD software developer could leverage the mileage and engine data from telematics devices that truck makers install at the factory. The data could be accessed ...

How the two basic types of ELDs operate

All compliant electronic logging devices will share a common bond: They can record data coming in from the system that controls the truck’s engine and component parts.

ELD Product Roundup

Coretex Drive The FMCSA-registered Coretex Drive electronic logging device is a purpose-built tablet-based in-cab system that links drivers to vehicles and vehicles to dispatchers. Working in harmony with Coretex 360, Drive ...
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Cummins’ ZED Connect ELD platform adding IFTA, diagnostics features

ZED Connect, formed by Cummins to market one of the few non-subscription-fee electronic logging devices, plans to add other data-based services through its ELD, said John Henry, director of channel ...

Missouri-based fleet seeks ELD waiver for certain government loads

In order to haul these loads for the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory, electronic tracking of shipments, including ELDs, must be disabled “in order to limit identification of the ...

Analyst warns fleets to expect ‘fire hose’ of ELD violations

Even fleets used to running electronic logging devices should be prepared for a rude awakening Sunday when highway enforcement begins cracking down on ELD compliance, said Vigillo President Steve Bryan.

Trucker Path rolls out app-based ELD

Trucker Path has added a compliant electronic logging device system to its smartphone and tablet app. The ELD device will be free, with monthly subscription fees starting at $8, and ...

Congress clears bill exempting livestock haulers from ELD mandate through September

Both chambers of Congress on Thursday passed a $1.3 trillion spending bill that allows livestock haulers to run without electronic logging devices through the end of September. The bill has ...

FMCSA changes ELD rule to allow for new installs of AOBRDs

The FMCSA is allowing fleets that currently use AOBRDs to continue with that version for newly purchased or uninstalled devices.

FMCSA outlines return-to-duty status for ELD out-of-service violations

Since December 18, inspectors have been noting ELD violations on inspection reports, says Delorenzo, despite the soft enforcement period. “Of all inspections,” he says, “only four percent have been ...

Group asks for year-long exemption of ELD compliance for rental trucks

TRALA says the 90-day waiver isn’t sufficient to address the ELD issues that have arisen with short-term rentals. The group says when fleets rent trucks to meet short-term demands, the ...

OOIDA wants Congress to hold oversight hearing on ELDs

Continuing in its so-far-unfruitful appeal to lawmakers, courts and regulators to reevaluate the federal electronic logging device mandate, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has asked the leaders of the House’s ...