Category Archive: Blog

  1. New PeopleNet Whitepaper Highlights Cybersecurity Best Practices for Fleets

    The Internet of Things (IoT) has made life easier for consumers and businesses alike, from smart TVs and programmable thermostats to wearables and autonomous vehicles. While these devices are helping to streamline efficiencies, they are also raising concerns about cybersecurity. A 2016 AT&T report revealed that the number of attackers scanning for security vulnerabilities in IoT items has […]

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  2. Some Pleasant Surprises in a Recent FMCSA ELD Exemption Decision

    By Dave Osiecki, President of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting & ELD Consultant to PeopleNet On October 20, 2017, FMCSA issued a favorable decision on two ELD exemption requests filed by UPS in late 2016. In one of its requests, UPS sought a small, technical exemption to allow its drivers to select “yard move” status while operating […]

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  3. ELD Enforcement—Will The States Be Ready?

    By Dave Osiecki, President of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting and ELD Consultant to PeopleNet As the ELD compliance date nears, and a host of carriers finish their ELD implementation and training plans, many in the industry wonder how ready and prepared state enforcement officers will be to review ELD records at the roadside in order to […]

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  4. 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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  5. 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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