Hours of Service

FMCSA revises Hour of Service Rule to provide more flexibility

FMCSA updates HOS rules as per comments from trucking community There is some good news on the horizon for anyone trucking in the United States. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has just announced that they have revised the hours of service rules to give commercial drivers more flexibility [...]

Canadian ELD Mandate coming June 2021

Get your fleet ready for the ELD Mandate Canada Canada has been watching and learning from the ELD mandate that the United States put into place December 16, 2017. After observing the implementation and effects of it on our southern neighbours, Canada is now looking to put forth its own ELD mandate. This all [...]

2019-12-11T05:33:40+00:00December 11th, 2019|Canadian Regulations, Hours of Service|

AOBRD deadline coming soon!

Time to switch from your AOBRD to an ELD The AOBRD’s that had been grandfathered into the ELD mandate are soon to expire! The FMCSA had given fleets two years from December 16, 2017 when ELD’s became mandatory in the United States, to update the units in their vehicles from AOBRD’s to ELD’s. AOBRD [...]

2019-10-26T03:05:27+00:00October 25th, 2019|ELD, Hours of Service|

Keep Truckin introduces new app to save drivers waiting time

Drivers can avoid long waits at warehouses with Facility Insight app Keep Truckin has recently released a great new app as part of their electronic logging devices. Facility Insights is designed to show wait times at 60,000, and growing, different sites. Keep Truckin uses a huge database, (6.7 million unique visits for a six-month [...]

2019-10-06T02:35:58+00:00October 6th, 2019|ELD, Tid bits|

FMCSA announces proposal to change hours of service rules

New proposal gives drivers more flexibility After much demand from the transportation industry the FMCSA has announced that they are putting forth a proposal to amend the existing hours of service rule. These new rules would allow for greater flexibility for drivers with rests and time in a sleeper berth. The 5 major changes [...]

2019-09-10T04:21:58+00:00September 10th, 2019|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, [...]