Category Archive: ELD

  1. More Hours of Service Rule Changes on the Horizon? It’s Only a Matter of Time

    By Dave Osiecki, President of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting LLC and Safety Consultant to PeopleNet On Tuesday, August 21, 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) made a fairly large splash when it announced the start on its latest round of ‘rulemaking’ to consider changes to the hours-of-service (HOS) rules.  If you’ve been in trucking […]

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  2. Off-Site Reviews – An FMCSA Enforcement ‘Intervention’ Coming Soon to Trucking Companies in 40 States

    By Dave Osiecki, President of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting LLC and Safety Consultant to PeopleNet In late June 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sent its CSA “Corrective Action Plan Report to Congress” in which the Agency communicated its plans to adopt a series of recommendations to improve the 8-year old CSA program.  The bulk […]

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  3. The HOURS Act—Does It Have a Chance of Becoming Law?

    By Dave Osiecki, President of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting LLC, and Safety Consultant to PeopleNet In late June, a bill named the “Honest Operators Undertake Road Safety Act” or the ‘HOURS Act’ was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by a Republican from Arkansas.  Two additional Congressmen (one Republican and one Democrat) joined on as […]

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  4. FMCSA Issues “New & Improved” Guidance on Personal Conveyance Operating Status

    By Dave Osiecki, President of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting LLC, and ELD Consultant to PeopleNet On May 31, 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued its long-awaited, revised guidance on personal conveyance (PC)—an operating status that allows a driver to record time operating a CMV for personal reasons as off-duty when the driver is relieved […]

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  5. Roadcheck 2018 Is Almost Here – The Focus Is On Hours-of-Service Compliance

    By Dave Osiecki, President of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting LLC, and ELD Consultant to PeopleNet The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual 72-hour roadside inspection blitz, Roadcheck 2018, will occur from June 5-7, 2018 throughout North America. Now is the time for carrier safety and compliance staff to begin preparing drivers for a likely inspection.  Since […]

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