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Podcast: New HOS Regulations

Posted by ELD Expert on July 13, 2020

The FMCSA released updated Hours of Service regulations that they hope to enact in September 2020. In this podcast, we explore the four changes and what they may mean for the industry. Feel free to weigh in on by leaving a comment below.

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PODCAST: Cover Your Ass...ets (Story Time)

Posted by ELD Expert on May 15, 2020

We've prepared two quick stories to demonstrate how our Asset Tracking system saved these customers time and money in these otherwise unfortunate circumstances. Listen to find out how it all went down.

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Topics: Solutions for Truck Drivers, Trailer Trackers, Trailer Tracks, Fleet Monitoring, GPS Tracking, Asset Management

Free Coronavirus Safety Supplies for Truckers: Where to Get Masks and Hand Sanitizer

Posted by ELD Expert on April 29, 2020

Many organizations have pleaded with the presidential administration to provide adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for our dedicated trucking community as they strive to keep our supply chain moving during the coronavirus outbreak. 

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Topics: Trucker Life, Trucker Tips, FMCSA, Corona Virus, Free for Truckers

When Is It Okay to Use Personal Conveyance?

Posted by ELD Expert on January 29, 2020

Not sure when to use Personal Conveyance or "Personal Use"? We'll walk you through some easy ways to figure it out.

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Topics: ELD, ELD Mandate, Electronic Logging Device, ELD Advice, FMCSA

A New Horizon for Electronic Logging & Fleet Management Technology

Posted by ELD Expert on January 23, 2020

We’re pretty confident that 2020 presents a new era of e-logging and fleet telematics technology. Here’s why. And, more importantly, here’s why it’s going to make you more money.

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Topics: ELD, ELD Mandate, Electronic Logging Device, ELD Solutions, Fleet Monitoring, GPS Tracking

How to Appeal Violations & Other Public Data with the FMCSA's DataQs Website

Posted by ELD Expert on January 9, 2020

Sometimes it can be difficult to obtain the right documents during a roadside inspection or safety audit. This can result in wrongful charges. Don't fret! There is another option. The FMCSA DataQs web portal allows you to request a review of violations, crash data, safety audits, investigations, registration and insurance data, drug & alcohol data, PSP reports. If you feel that the information publicly listed is inaccurate, you are empowered to seek removal and/or correction of the charge/information that is in question. 

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Topics: ELD, ELD Solutions, FMCSA

Podcast: What to (Really) Expect - Transitioning from AOBRD to ELD

Posted by ELD Expert on November 19, 2019

What are the major changes that drivers and carriers will experience when moving from AOBRDs to ELDs? We've simplified it for you by outlining 4 changes that you'll notice as you make the switch. These are important points to familiarize yourself with as we approach the ELD Mandate final deadline.

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Topics: ELD, AOBRD, ELD Mandate, Electronic Logging Device, HOS, RODS, Trucker Tips, ELD Advice, Podcast

AOBRD to ELD Transition: Top 30 Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by ELD Solutions Support Team on October 28, 2019

1. When is ELD Regulation Mode required?

December 16, 2019

For our customers, all vehicles still in AOBRD Regulation Mode will be automatically put into ELD Regulation Mode on this date as it will be required by law. There will be no exceptions.

With other providers, they will not be allowed to continue to support AOBRDs as they will no longer meet the legal requirements. Carriers and drivers will be responsible for securing a working ELD by the December 16, 2019 deadline.

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Topics: ELD, ELD Mandate, Electronic Logging Device, ELD Advice, ELD Solutions, FMCSA

ELD Buyer Guide: 4 ELD Provider Red Flags

Posted by ELD Expert on October 14, 2019

As a company built on personal relationships, we have the opportunity to get to know our customers and their struggles with other providers in the past. We've seen a lot of people get taken advantage of and convinced into signing agreements that really aren't in their best interest or the long-term benefit of their company.

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Topics: ELD, ELD Advice, ELD Solutions, Fleet Management

Everything You Need to Know About FMCSA's Proposed HOS Rule Changes

Posted by ELD Expert on August 19, 2019

 

We outlined some of the suspected Hours of Service (HOS) changes that were indicated by the FMCSA in our last Podcast. We’re excited to see that some of those changes are indeed included (along with some that we didn't speculate) in the Proposed Notice of Rulemaking that was recently released by the Department of Transportation. What are the proposed changes and what can you do to help? Be sure to submit your comments before October 7th using the instructions at the end of this article!

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Topics: ELD Mandate, HOS, ELD Advice