Hours of Service

ELD Mandate Enforcement in New York Ceases

The State of New York is Stopping ELD Enforcement in Wake of OOIDA Lawsuit The state of New York is ceasing to enforce the ELD mandate upon the filing of a lawsuit from the Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association. OOIDA is basing its lawsuit on the fact that the state has failed to incorporate the [...]

2019-01-08T21:44:08+00:00January 8th, 2019|ELD, Hours of Service|

HOS Reform listening session

Hours of Service Reform Those that drive heavy commercial vehicles now have a chance to have their say on one of the most critical pieces of legislation in their daily lives. Hours of Service. The FMCSA is inviting the public to its second listening session on Hours of Service reform. They are seeking [...]

ELD waiver extended for Livestock Haulers Until September 2019

Congress puts forth bill to extend the livestock ELD exemption The U.S. Senate has passed a bill allowing livestock and agricultural haulers to keep paper logs until the end of September 2019. However, this bill needs some work before becoming finalized. Over the next two months, the House will have to work out the [...]

2018-08-14T18:30:58+00:00August 15th, 2018|ELD, Hours of Service, US Regulations|

New Guidance Regarding Personal Conveyance in the ELD Hours of Service Rule

 The FMSCA has provided further instruction on what counts as personal conveyance and what does not. The FMCSA has just released guidance and clarification in response to the widespread concern and comments submitted in response to the ELD mandate that came into effect December 17, 2017. Carriers, companies, and associations wanted further information in [...]

2018-06-04T22:00:35+00:00June 5th, 2018|Hours of Service, US Regulations|

OOIDA Pushes for Small Business ELD Exemption

Small trucking businesses may be given a reprieve from the ELD mandate. Small businesses may be spared from the FMCSA’s electronic logging device (ELD) mandate.  The Owner Operator Independent Driver Association (OOIDA) has requested that small trucking businesses be exempt, providing the business has a safety rating above “unsatisfactory”. If the proposal gets approved, [...]

Canadian ELD Mandate: What you need to know

Will ELD's become mandatory in Canada too? With ELD’s now mandatory in the United States, Transport Canada is putting together a draft bill on making ELD’s mandatory in Canada as well. The provinces have yet to sign off on a finalized bill, but it is in the works to come into effect in 2019. [...]

2018-01-11T18:16:49+00:00January 11th, 2018|Canada, Canadian Regulations, Hours of Service|

Update on ELD Mandate: ELD Exemptions and Ease of Transition

*UPDATED* August 10, 2018 As the ELD mandate looms closer, it has left many drivers and carriers wondering where they stand. Various industry’s in the world of trucking are applying for waivers and exemptions from the mandate that will come into effect December 18, 2017. Many companies are concerned that this one size fits [...]

2018-08-10T20:14:45+00:00December 7th, 2017|Hours of Service, United States|

PSTC Partners with KeepTruckin

ELD and GPS Solutions in One Box Your decision on how to manage your trucking fleet just got a lot easier.  Peter Suess Transportation Consultants are proud to announce their new partnership with KeepTruckin.  KeepTruckin is the leading provider of DOT and FMCSA-approved-and-compliant electronic logs for truck drivers, motor coach bus drivers and oil gas [...]

2016-12-08T16:56:38+00:00December 7th, 2016|Drivers, Fuel Taxes, Hours of Service, Uncategorized|

Court rules against OOIDA’s ELD challenge

You win some you lose some... On October 31st, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled against the Owner Operators Independent Driver Association (OOIDA) and their recent court challenge against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and their Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate.  The ruling came, faster than expected, [...]

FMCSA Suspends Hours Of Service Reset Provisions

It’s been all over the trucking news, The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has been forced to roll back it’s controversial hours of service reset provisions at least temporarily.  Temporarily because the FMCSA […]