Category Archive: Blog

  1. Short-Term Rental Trucks and ELDs – The Decision Is In

    By Dave Osiecki, President of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting & ELD Consultant to PeopleNet On October 11, 2017, FMCSA issued a favorable decision on a Truck Rental and Leasing Association (TRALA) request for a 5-year exemption from ELD use by drivers and carriers operating trucks rented for 30 days or less.  Although TRALA requested the exemption […]

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  2. AOBRDs vs. ELDs: Highlighting Some Key Differences

    One of the major components of the upcoming Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate is the compliance deadline. In the case of the ELD mandate, there are two dates to be aware of: for fleets running with paper logs today, they have until December 18, 2017 to implement electronic logs, either through an Automatic Onboard Recording Device […]

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  3. A Glimpse Into Roadside Enforcement of the ELD Rules

    By Dave Osiecki, President of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting and ELD Consultant to PeopleNet An important aspect of any new regulation is its enforcement.  Carriers and drivers need to know how certain hours of service and ELD-related violations will be treated, particularly during roadside inspections. As the December 2017 compliance date nears, FMCSA and its State enforcement […]

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  4. CVSA Out-of-Service Criteria for ELD Violations to Go into Effect on April 1, 2018

    Earlier this month, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced that the out-of-service criteria (OOSC) associated with the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate will go into effect on April 1, 2018. There are a couple of important things to note about this announcement: firstly, this does not mean that the December 18, 2017 compliance deadline […]

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  5. Updating Company Policies & Procedures – Another Important Step Toward Successful ELD Implementation

    By Dave Osiecki, President of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting LLC, and ELD Consultant to PeopleNet Reviewing and updating company policies and procedures is an important and necessary step toward successful electronic logging device (ELD) implementation.  Most carriers have formal safety and compliance-related policies and procedures, and they should be reviewed and updated as part of the transition […]

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