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SHORT HAUL

100 mile exception A CDL driver who operates within 100 miles radius of reporting work location are exempted from paper log book and e-log Conditions 11 hours of driving 12 hours of on-duty Must return to work location everyday At least 10 consecutive hours off-duty No record of duty status...
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ELD Mandate in Canada

Electronic logging devices (ELD) record driver’s hours of service (HOS) directly from the truck’s ECM. ELD’s have proved to be a major break through for the transportation industry in North America after mandate enforced by FMCSA since December 2017 Expedited enforcement of ELD in Canada Currently, the Canadian Council of...
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16 Hour Rule

What is 16 hour rule in Canada? 16 hour rule states that a Work shift can be extended to 16 hours To understand this rule, first we need to know the meaning of the following terms: - Elapsed time: Elapsed time is simply the time between two points. As an...
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Adverse Driving

Considering the safety of the drivers during the extreme weather conditions such as snow, fog, sleet, etc., a relief is provided to the drivers by the government in the form of two additional hours for Driving in the U.S. The driver is able to drive for 13 hours instead of...
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Driver Vehicle Inspections- Safety Practice

All drivers must prepare a driver vehicle inspection report (DVIR) for each vehicle operated by them and must submit these reports as per FMCSA. Submission of these reports does not relieve the Motor Carrier company from any effects on the safety of the Motor vehicle. All drivers must certify their...
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Common ELD violations

Failed to add Shipping Document Number Any document which directs towards the movement of cargo must be mentioned in driver’s electronic logs as per FMCSA. Examples of such documents are manifests, invoices, trip reports, order numbers, bill of lading etc. These documents are required by FMCSA to verify the on...
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Auto Readings in ELD (Electronic Logging Device)

  All ELD’s compliant with FMCSA record some information automatically. These entries in driver’s record of duty status cannot be tampered with or edited. Some of the information automatically generated are: Date Time Location Engine hours (Engine start up and Shut down) Driver’s information- Identification, authentication of user Identification of...
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Manifest number on ELD

  ELD’s have an option to mention the manifest or the shipping document number in the Record of Duty status. As per FMCSA, any document which directs towards the movement of any passengers or cargo must be mentioned in the driver’s electronic logs. Examples of such documents are manifests, invoices,...
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Hours of Service Violations have decreased

As per this graphical representation provided by Federal Motor Carrier Safety (FMCSA) on their website,  the number of times the drivers are given tickets for violations of hours of service have gone down considerably since the mandate came in effect in December, 2017. The percentage has decreased from 1.31% to...
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Difference between AOBRD and ELD

The recent mandate of using ELD since December 2017 has made it essential for drivers and carriers to know the difference between AOBRD and ELD. The AOBRD (automatic On-board recording devices) are electronic or mechanical devices that record information about status of driver like distance traveled, driving speed, date and...
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Revision of Hours of Service?

There is a possibility that  four areas of Hours of service (HOS) might be revised as per Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). FMCSA is seeking public comment which is open till 24th September. The 4 areas which are likely to be revised are as follows- For short haul drivers...
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Proper Switching of drivers in ELD

  It is possible for a trucking company to have more than one driver assigned to a single unit. When a vehicle is operated by team (2 drivers) and both drivers access their respective accounts by taking turns it is called ‘switching’. The drivers must use their own accounts for...
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Importance of ELD training

As per an article by Ontario trucking association, there are more than 360 types of ELD’s and it is not possible for officers to know how to operate all of them. It becomes crucial for drivers to understand how ELD works and if need be they can guide the officers...
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What to do with Unassigned driving time in ELD’s?

Since the regulation of using ELD has been mandated by FMCSA in December 2017, it is crucial for companies to record all movement of their trucks recorded along with the driver(s) who is driving the vehicle.  However, when a truck is being driven without having a driver successfully logged in...
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Choosing the right tracking system for your fleet (tractors)

Tracking is an essential component for the trucking industry and it keeps the companies updated with real time movements of their tractors. It is also beneficial in case of any emergency or if the driver seeks assistance in any way. With so many solutions in the market being available, we...
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Implications of falsifying Electronic log books

FMCSA has the authority to declare any driver or company to be an imminent hazard if there are violations found in regards to the safety statutes and regulations. There has been such an instance recently, where FMCSA has asked company to cease all it operations (link below). It is for...
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Capacity crisis for Trucking industry

A huge shortage has been reported in regards to truck drivers. As drivers are gone away from their homes for long periods of time, it is not a lifestyle for all. The largest shortage was reported in 2017 as per Fortune.com (article link below). This is not good for supply...
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What is the difference between Day and Shift for truck drivers?

When it comes to driver’s logging their hours on the ELD, they need to keep in mind the difference between shift and Day. When we are talking about day, it means from midnight to midnight. A shift starts when driver starts his work. The shift can be started at any...
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Basic HOS rules by FMCSA for drivers

Hours of service rules is something that drivers have to be very careful about while driving. These determine how much the drivers can drive, rest and the duration for which they can be on ON-Duty state.  Here are some pointers that driver’s have to keep in mind to avoid any...
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ELD Malfunction? Here’s what you need to know

Truck drivers are required to have certain documents with them apart from the paper log books that they can use in the event of ELD malfunctions.  As per FMCSA, drivers must use paper logs when their ELD malfunctions. Drivers must also notify in written to the motor carrier company about...
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