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3 Rules for Claiming Adverse Conditions

Aug 25, 2021 3:48:48 PM / by Erin Sullivan posted in ELD, FMCSA, Adverse Conditions

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Kevin is making good time and has one stop left before he can head home to his family. He's headed South on I-75 and completely forgot about Hurricane Dorian headed inland. As it goes, the interstate turns into a parking lot.

Kevin is losing drive time. Thankfully, the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) has amended rules and regulations surrounding how to claim adverse conditions. 

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Maximizing Your Fuel Economy Brings Peace of Mind

Jul 2, 2021 2:26:42 PM / by Tiffney Lopez posted in Tire Pressure, safety, Air Scale, Gross vehicle weight, ELD, fuel economy, Maintenance, fleet, owner operator

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Maximizing Your Fuel Economy Brings Peace of Mind 

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Can ELDs help companies stay in business?

Oct 3, 2019 4:33:32 PM / by Mike Riegel posted in Air Scale, Gross vehicle weight, truck scale, ELD, BIT TPMS

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Why People Hate ELDs

Mar 22, 2019 1:36:23 PM / by Brock Nicholson posted in Blue Ink Tech, Blue Ink Technology, ELD, Electronic logging device, ELDs, logbook, trucking, fleet

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A lot of people really hate ELDs. If you’re a driver, a dispatcher, or an administrator, that’s not news to you. Not everyone hates them, of course. A recent survey reported by FleetOwner found an industry split on whether ELDs are good or bad. 47% of respondents said yes, they’re good for the industry, 38% said no, and the remaining 15% were unsure.

So, what are some of the reasons for the hate, and how do they look after a full year of the mandate enforcement? Some drivers would tell you it’s about privacy. Others would tell you they just don’t want to deal with a computer in their truck. But for most drivers, at least the ones I’ve talked to, the issue seems to come down to how ELDs impact time management.

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