Regulations en Are you creating a culture of safety? <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>You definitely want your drivers to operate in a safe manner. You make safety a key element of your new driver orientation, and you talk about it in driver meetings. Your supervisors constantly mention it. Your dispatchers may even bring it up to drivers from time to time.</p> <p>You &ldquo;think&rdquo; you operate a safe fleet, but do you know for sure? Simply put, if you want to improve your fleet&rsquo;s safety you obviously need a good understanding of your current safety status.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Research IdeaXchange Regulations Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:08:00 +0000 226981 at Webinar: ELDs and the short haul exemption <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Do your operations fall within 100 air miles and do your drivers start and return to the same location within 12 hours each day? If so, while the ELD short haul exemption may apply to your fleet, making that decision can be a lot more complicated than you may think.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operations Driver Logs HOS Regulations Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:12:00 +0000 226811 at KeepTruckin offers discount on ELDs to TQL carriers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">Total Quality Logistics</a> is partnering with<a href="" target="_blank"> KeepTruckin</a> to provide a low-cost ELD solution for TQL-contracted carriers to help ensure compliance with the Electronic Logging Device mandate.</p> <p>Through the TQL-KeepTruckin ELD promotion, drivers receive a 20% discount on the KeepTruckin ELD, which puts the starting price at $16 per month. The KeepTruckin ELD comes with no upfront hardware costs, making it affordable for carriers of all sizes, the company noted.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Logs HOS Regulations Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:12:00 +0000 226711 at Omnitracs completes acquisition of Shaw Tracking <div class="field-deck"> The finalized agreement further solidifies Omnitracs' presence in Canada in preparation for new government regulations including ELDs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Omnitracs completed its acquisition of Shaw Tracking, a Shaw Communications subsidiary that provides fleet management solutions in Canada. This further expands Omnitracs&rsquo; customer base in North America, the company noted.</p> <p>Shaw Tracking will be integrated into the Omnitracs product and service portfolio. The combined organization is positioned to assist the Canadian market throughout an entire load lifecycle. Mike Ham will lead the organization as vice president and general manager of Omnitracs Canada.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Logs TMS Regulations Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:40:00 +0000 226641 at ELDs change load planning, freight sales <div class="field-deck"> During McLeod Software’s User Conference, fleets discuss how switching to electronic logging affects the way truck capacity is sold to shippers and how loads are scheduled. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>ATLANTA. When it comes to adopting <a href="">electronic logging devices</a> (ELDs), a panel of three fleet executives here at <a href="">McLeod Software&rsquo;s 2017 User Conference</a> argued that the biggest challenge is not the acceptance and subsequent use of that technology by drivers.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Logs HOS Regulations Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:26:00 +0000 226541 at <p>&ldquo;We had to tell customers when loads could not be legally hauled. We also had to work with customers that demanded firm delivery times but would not provide parking at their site.&rdquo; &mdash;Jerry Harris, Gypsum Express. (<em>Photo: Gypsum Express</em>)</p> KeepTruckin and McLeod Software partner <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">KeepTruckin</a> has integrated with McLeod Software, a transportation management software for carriers, brokers, and shippers.</p> <p>By integrating the KeepTruckin ELD with <a href="" target="_blank">McLeod&rsquo;s TMS platform</a>, fleets can benefit from:</p> <p>&bull; Remaining drive time is accessible within McLeod LoadMaster dispatch to ensure all dispatched loads are FMCSA compliant without accessing multiple systems.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Logs TMS Regulations Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:00:00 +0000 226511 at EROAD integrates with McLeod Software <div class="field-deck"> TMS provider to enable automated Hours of Service updates and location tracking using data from EROAD. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">EROAD</a> announced real-time truck location and driver&rsquo;s Hours of Service (HOS) data from its ELD solution will be integrated with <a href="" target="_blank">McLeod Software transportation management system&rsquo;s LoadMaster</a> Symphony Mobile Communications and Dispatch modules.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Logs HOS Regulations Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:41:00 +0000 226471 at Medical marijuana and the workplace <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>More and more states are legalizing medical marijuana so you need to be aware of its impact in the workplace.</p> <p>Marijuana was made illegal at the federal level in 1937. However, since 1996, 28 states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws legalizing medical marijuana and 15 states have some form of limited medical marijuana use. In addition, some states have also legalized the recreational use of marijuana.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IdeaXchange Regulations Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:09:00 +0000 226441 at Continental updates VDO RoadLog Office <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Continental announced it will provide VDO RoadLog users with free software updates for <a href="">VDO RoadLog Office</a>, Continental&rsquo;s online compliance reporting and fleet management tool.</p> <p>VDO RoadLog Office is used in conjunction with VDO RoadLog ELDs to automate compliance reporting and provide advanced fleet management capabilities. In addition to free updates for the VDO RoadLog Office online compliance and reporting tool, free software updates will be provided for VDO RoadLog ELD and ELD Plus electronic logging devices.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Logs TMS Regulations Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:40:00 +0000 226371 at Challenges ahead for ELD ‘foot draggers,’ panel concludes <div class="field-deck"> Late adopters have to catch up, and the learning curve can be steep </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>INDIANAPOLIS. Fleets that haven&rsquo;t already made the transition to ELDs could have some unpleasant surprises in store, panelists at the 2017 FTR Transportation Conference explained here Tuesday. Issues include lost productivity, driver turnover, customer expectations, the availability of ELD units, and even whether or not the units will perform as advertised&mdash;and as required by the regulations.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operations Driver Logs Regulations Thu, 14 Sep 2017 18:54:00 +0000 226321 at <p>With legal challenges and legislative attempts at a rollback having run their course, the &ldquo;wait-and-see&rdquo; uncertainty about the Dec. 18 ELD implementation date is finally past. (<em>Photo: GPS Insight</em>)</p>