Why Drivers & Motor Carrier Owners Are Fighting The Electronic Logging Device Mandate

I acquired a federal motor carrier 10 years ago, and have experienced more than my fair share of calamity and catastrophe. We’ve dealt with trucks breaking down on the side of the road, in the middle of nowhere, and in the middle of the night. We’ve also experienced equipment losses due to collisions, fires, and even flash floods. Through the years, we’ve also had our share of DOT driver out-of-service orders and “fix it tickets”, and angry calls from customers because their freight is delivering a day or two later than promised. And we’ve had to grapple with all of …

Can A Motor Carrier Operator Expect Drivers To Take HOS Compliance To Heart?

Let’s face it.  The trucking world is on the verge of one of the biggest changes it has seen since the imposition of logbooks and work hour limitations back in 1938.  With the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate coming at the end of 2017, motor carrier operators will no longer be able to delegate sole responsibility to their drivers for “running legal”.  The ELDs will always tell the truth.  As motor carrier operators, we will no longer be able to be, as the French say, “laissez faire” managers of our drivers. lesā ˈfer/ noun: laissez-faire a policy or attitude of …