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New Ag Exemption Status in the BIT App

Jun 13, 2024 10:12:08 AM / by Erin Sullivan posted in ELDs, Logbook, FMCSA, Hours of Service, Personal Conveyance

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Blue Ink Tech is proud to announce a new Agricultural cycle in the BIT app to help drivers manage Ag Exempt loads. The new cycle tracks exemption status within the 150 air-mile radius with one press of a button.

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What does IRP mean in the transportation industry?

Mar 27, 2023 11:19:23 AM / by Mike Riegel posted in ELDs, Trucking, FMCSA, IFTA

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The trucking industry is vital to the global supply chain, transporting goods across long distances and connecting shippers to consumers. To make sure that this industry operates efficiently and effectively, regulations and systems have been established to manage trucking fleets, including the International Registration Plan (IRP).

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How does the FMCSA revoke ELDs and is your ELD provider at risk?

Feb 10, 2023 7:28:57 PM / by Mike Riegel posted in ELDs, FMCSA, DOT

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In recent weeks we’ve all seen ELDs being added to the FMCSA’s revoked list. They seem to be dropping like flies under the new scrutiny of compliance issues that the FMCSA has undertaken. So how does this happen, and how can you tell if your ELD provider is at risk of being revoked? 

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What to know about the RP1226 diagnostic port

Jan 12, 2023 2:04:17 PM / by Mike Riegel posted in ELDs, Fleet, Growth, Business Management

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Over the years, as trucks have become more sophisticated, so have their onboard communication systems. The Controller Area Network (CAN) bus monitors and controls almost every aspect of a truck today form motoring the firing temperatures of each piston on the engine to telling if the seat belt is plugged in.

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A Guide to the ELD Short Haul Exemption

Dec 12, 2022 11:07:37 AM / by Jacquelyn Pack posted in ELDs, Logbook, Fuel, FMCSA, Hours of Service

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What is the ELD short-haul exemption? 

The short-haul exemption is designed for drivers with a local route who work regular hours and return home every night. The rule allows these drivers and their carriers to avoid certain Hours of Service requirements as well as the ELD requirements set in the FMCSA's ELD mandate.

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