Myths of the ELD Mandate pt. 3

Join our webinar series as FMCSA-certified instructor Samuel Mayfield answers YOUR questions regarding the ELD mandate and regulations. Everyone wants to know, “Am I exempt from the ELD Mandate?”.

Here is a set of commonly asked questions:

“If the body of the truck is 2000 or newer, and the engine 1999, will it still be exempt?”
“Does a 2012 Glider truck with a 1999 model year engine have exemption from the ELOG?”
“Do older trucks need an ELD?”

ELD Mandate: Update on Rental Vehicles – Exemption

eld mandate for rental vehicle

On October 10th, 2017, the FMCSA announced that rental trucks operating eight or fewer days would be exempt from the ELD mandate — however, operators must still use paper logs and comply with HOS rules.

FMCSA is providing a partial waiver from the ELD mandate for short-term truck rentals.

Myths of the ELD Mandate pt. 2

In the past four months, we’ve launched a webinar series on the ELD Mandate, and brought on FMCSA-certified instructor Samuel Mayfield to answer YOUR questions regarding the regulations. Everyone wants to know, “Am I exempt from the ELD Mandate?”.

Here is a set of commonly asked questions:

“Are intrastate carriers going to need ELDs running under a 120-mile radius?”
“How does the ELD mandate affect a carrier with 2 drivers driving 100 miles a day?”
“How does the ELD mandate affect drivers who don’t currently log more than 20 miles a day?”

Why Bluetooth technology is a security disaster

bluetooth technology in fleet operation

According to the FMCSA, fleets are provided with a Bluetooth pairing code to enter into the ELD for the data file transfer. However, hackers actively develop tactics that target and exploit these pairing mechanisms. In fact, Intel-funded researchers Avishai Wool and Yaniv Shaked of Tel Aviv University found that a 4-digit PIN can be cracked in less than half a second using an old Pentium III 450MHz computer, and in less than a tenth of a second on a Pentium IV 3Ghz HT computer. Commonly known as the blue backdoor attack, this hack has the potential to not only grant attackers complete control over the device but also to create strategic backdoors as re-entry points for possible continued exploitation in the future. Since a Bluetooth ELD is always on and broadcasting for pairing, hackers and thieves can find a target and open a car door without the key.

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3 Ways an ELD Will Make You Money

eld benefits

The trucking industry is concerned with the ELD mandate affecting their profits, from being unable to perform the same amount of jobs/deliveries/loads as when they were using paper logs. However, using an Electronic Logging Device, will allow you to make money in these ways (without dipping into fines and violations):

Myths of the ELD Mandate pt. 1

In the past four months, we’ve launched a webinar series on the ELD Mandate, and brought on FMCSA-certified instructor Samuel Mayfield to answer YOUR questions regarding the regulations. Everyone wants to know, “Am I exempt from the ELD Mandate?”.

Here is a set of commonly asked questions:

“Are small fleets exempt?”
“We have one truck that does not leave the state. Do we need an ELD?”
“I have one 2001 tractor — do I need an ELD?”

Myths of Bluetooth ELDs

bluetooth ELD

If you have considered using a Bluetooth ELD to keep your fleet and drivers compliant with the FMCSA mandate, I urge you to reconsider.

Here are the myths of Bluetooth ELDs, and the facts they don’t want you to know:

Virginia-based Trucker Shut Down by FMCSA

Virginia-based Trucker Shut Down by FMCSA

In June, a Virginia-based truck driver was involved in two separate car accidents, in the span of 24 hours. The first involved the driver, Carlos A. Garcia, rear-ending a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority bus, causing many injuries to passengers. The second incident occurred when Garcia drifted into a paved median, hitting two individuals — one of them died and the other seriously injured.

ELD Shortage Imminent

eld providers

ELD providers recently discovered that a lot of truckers and small fleets were either ignoring the ELD mandate completely or were waiting it out. The chances of this tactic working are highly unlikely as the ELD mandate is here to stay. Costs for electronic logging devices (ELDs) have fallen and a supply crunch is imminent as the year ends.

Trucking Industry Decides to Invest $9.5 Billion for Safety Purpose

investment in trucking industry

As per the recent report of American Trucking Associations (ATA), the industry decides to invest at least $9.5 billion per year. The total amount will be invested for safety purpose. Of the total investment, 36% spending is fixed for driver safety training which a big concern across the nation. The investment also includes technologies such as video event recorders, collision avoidance systems and Electronic logging devices.