ELD Mandate Penalties: Is it Worth the Change?
Dec19

ELD Mandate Penalties: Is it Worth the Change?

The new ELD mandate is officially going into effect on Monday, so it’s time to talk about penalties. Whether you’re having trouble affording the electronic logging device, still figuring out how to implement them, or simply don’t want one, you still need to be aware of the penalties that you may encounter. With a window of over two years to get ELDs implemented into your rig, many predicted that ELD mandate penalties would be heavy...

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E Logs for Owner-Operators | The Basics
Dec01

E Logs for Owner-Operators | The Basics

Just as anyone orbiting the trucking industry will tell you — electronic logging devices (ELDs) are creating all sorts of upheaval in the world of transportation. Love them or hate them, ELDs are one piece of technology that almost every driver will deal with in the near future. With the FMCSA’s mandate taking effect on December 18th, 2017 drivers in fleets big and small are bracing for the change. Still, there’s a lot of confusion...

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Who is Exempt from the ELD Rule?
Oct30

Who is Exempt from the ELD Rule?

A new rule will soon be the law of the land in the trucking industry. The electronic logging device (ELD) rule will require drivers to have a device in their truck that records how much time they’ve been driving. The goal of the ELD rule is to more accurately track how many hours someone is working each day. However, there are certain situations where truck drivers may be exempt from the ELD rule. So, what do drivers need to know...

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Alternative Fuel Sources in Commercial Driving
Oct10

Alternative Fuel Sources in Commercial Driving

With all the talk of modern technology and the ways that transportation is evolving, the conversation quickly enters the realm of fuel alternatives to gasoline. Even though semi trucks run just fine on diesel fuels at the moment, there are still lots of people and companies searching for what’s to come next. It’s hard to ignore the fact that technology is shaping the way transportation and the trucking industry carry out business as...

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Trucking and Sleep Apnea: The Legal Battle Continues
Oct03

Trucking and Sleep Apnea: The Legal Battle Continues

In the transportation industry, there are people who are for and against truck drivers being allowed to drive if they have sleep apnea. Now it seems a resolution is far from being reached. Federal lawmakers are battling over whether or not truck drivers who have sleep apnea should be able to drive again this week. U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Cory Booker recently proposed a new law that would require the U.S. Department of...

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There is No New Law on DOT Physical Sleep Apnea… Yet
Aug29

There is No New Law on DOT Physical Sleep Apnea… Yet

Does the new law on DOT physical sleep apnea for truck drivers have you confused? Join the club! Drivers don’t know if they have to get sleep apnea testing, and, if diagnosed, whether they can still drive. There’s a lot of maybes and what-ifs involved in answering these questions, but let’s try to get some facts clear. Got your CDL? Apply today for trucking jobs across the U.S. For starters, there is no new law on DOT physical...

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