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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

Updated: ELD's will become mandatory in Canada June 2021. Read More>> 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, [...]

2020-01-22T06:47:46+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

PSTC is Partnered with Motive (formerly KeepTruckin) Just as the trucking industry has advanced and changed, KeepTruckin has evolved to keep up with a fast changing environment. Now rebranded as Motive, PSTC is proud to partner with the new and improved Motive to offer you the best in ELD technology. ELD and GPS [...]

2022-06-06T21:33:38+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 […]

CSA System Adds New Hours of Service Rule Violations

Carrier profiles will now see two new violations on their Compliance, Safety and Accountability or CSA scores. The system now tracks a new hours of service (HOS) violation created when rules changed on July 1, 2013. […]

FMCSA Ends Enforcement of 30-minute Break

Short-haul drivers no longer have to worry about the 30-minute break before 8 hours of driving rule.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has officially announced it will no longer enforce that part of the rule.   This comes shortly after a federal court vacated this aspect of the new Hours of Service rule [...]

Court mostly upholds new Hours of Service rule

On August 2, 2013 Hours of service rules were upheld in a court of law with one exception. The U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejected most of the American Trucking Association’s (ATA) arguments against the recent changes to the  Hours of Service rules that began [...]

HOS Livestock waiver and new guidance

Limited 90-Day Waiver From the 30-Minute Rest Break Requirement for the Transportation of Livestock FMCSA grants a limited 90-day waiver from the 30-minute rest break provision of the Federal hours-of- service (HOS) regulations for the transportation of livestock. Several associations representing various segments of the livestock industry raised concerns about the risks to the [...]

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