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Fleet Experts Answer Clearinghouse, Driver Shortage and More!

It’s time again for “Ask the Fleet Expert.” In this post, leading fleet experts answer your questions on actual knowledge as it relates to the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, what the driver shortage may look like next year, and more. The experts answering your questions include: Dean Croke, DAT Chris Henry, CarriersEdge David J. Osiecki, …

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GPS Tracking for construction companies

GPS Tracking for Construction Companies: Worth the Money?

GPS tracking for construction companies: Many companies question whether it’s a good value. But many have found that having safer drivers helps reduce their insurance rates. And knowing when their vehicles and equipment enter and leave job sites helps with billing and routing. Others have found that they’re bringing more to the bottom line from …

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FMCSA Questions Ask the Expert Webinar

[Webinar] FMCSA Questions? Ask the Regulatory Expert

Have FMCSA questions? You’re not alone. A number of recent regulatory changes are impacting the trucking industry. From rule changes around hours of service (HOS) in light of COVID-19 to issues around safety and compliance, there are a number of nuances to navigate in today’s landscape. To help the industry better understand these issues, FreightWaves …

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FMCSA HOS Rule Changes

FMCSA’s Hours of Service Changes: How Will They Affect You?

On May 14, 2020, FMCSA released a “final rule” making four significant changes to its Hours of Service (HOS) rules in Part 395 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. The coming reforms expand split-sleeper berth options given drivers to allow them to split their 10-hour off-duty period into windows of seven hours and three …

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Personal Conveyance

Personal Conveyance Under ELD: A World of Confusion

Confused by personal conveyance rules under ELD? You’re not alone. Personal conveyance has long been a source of confusion for the industry because rules dictating appropriate use are vague. Compounding matters is law enforcement’s keen focus on personal conveyance as a possible source of hours of service fraud. Fortunately, Dave Osiecki and the team at …

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FMCSA ELD Compliance Audits

FMCSA ELD Compliance Audits: What to Expect

FMCSA ELD Compliance Audits are the next step you need to prepare for. Now that the ELD mandate is in full effect, many carriers are wondering how it will be enforced. Roadside inspections are one aspect, but carriers will also be subject to FMCSA ELD compliance audits and investigations of ELD records. What is a …

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Case study: Darling Ingredients - compliance, productivity and utilization with FleetLocate by Spireon

Case Study: Darling Ingredients and the Real World Challenges of Implementation

Case Study: Darling Ingredients is a global developer and producer of sustainable natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients With operations in 18 countries on five continents, headquarters in Irving, Texas, and approximately 10,000 employees worldwide generating annual revenue around $3.7 million, Darling is extremely invested in fleets, transportation, and the logistics of moving its …

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Canada sets ELD Mandate deadline

ELD Mandate Set for Canada for 2021: What to Know

A  little more than year has passed since the U.S. ELD mandate started requiring drivers to log their service hours using electronic logging devices. Now Canada plans to follow the regulatory footsteps of their southern neighbors. Canadian Minister of Transport Marc Garneau announced on June 13th that a June 12, 2021 deadline is set. Commercial …

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Hours of Service Flexibility Is Coming Soon

Hours of service: Is there any hope for flexibility? We may find out this Friday. The build-up, layered implementation, and execution of the ELD mandate has come and gone, but not without its fair share of consternation. The US Department of Transportation, all the way from Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao down to the Federal …

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