1. ELD exemption for ag/livestock haulers extended to June

    By James Jaillet, CCJ News, March 13, 2018 Truckers hauling agricultural products and livestock have received further reprieve from compliance with the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device mandate. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Tuesday that such haulers will have until …Read More

  2. OOIDA Survey Indicates ELD Mandate Taking Toll On Owner-Operators

    By Staff, Go By Truck News, March 1, 2018  A new survey by the OOIDA Foundation indicates the government mandate for electronic logging devices is already causing a host of problems for owner-operators. Nearly 2,000 owner-operators have been surveyed following the Dec. 18 implementation of the ELD …Read More

  3. Four More States Asking Federal Government To Reconsider ELD

    By Staff, Go By Truck News, February 19, 2018 More states are drafting legislation asking federal authorities to provide truckers relief from the electronic logging device mandate or to limit funding for its enforcement. Proposals have been introduced in the legislatures of Alabama, Missouri, Idaho …Read More

  4. Economist Says Driver Shortage Will Hurt Freight Market

    By Staff, Go By Truck News, February 23, 2018 The freight market is booming, but the trucking industry will suffer unless companies can find enough drivers, according to American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello. Attracting and retaining drivers will be the biggest challenge for fr…Read More

  5. Tennessee Introduces Bill To Avoid Enforcing ELD Mandate

    By Staff, Go By Truck News, February 15, 2018  New legislation introduced in Tennessee is aimed at prohibiting the use of state funds to enforce the federal Electronic Logging Device mandate. The bill was introduced on January 29 by Rep. Dale Carr [R] and would “[Prohibit] state funding from bein…Read More

  6. Uber: Trucking to become more localized, driver jobs should be safe

    By CCJ Staff, CCJ News, February 14, 2018 Silicon Valley giant Uber, whose ridesharing platform upended the taxi business a half-decade ago and who more recently has set its sights on self-driving technology and freight-matching systems, said in a recent report that it doesn’t expect truck driving…Read More

  7. ELD May Already Be Driving Up The Cost Of Produce

    By Staff, Go By Truck News, February 2, 2018 The new federal mandate requiring electronic logging devices could result in shoppers seeing grocery prices rise. Some truckers are experiencing difficulties and delays as they switch from paper logbooks to the devices, which plug into a truck’s engine.…Read More