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FMCSA suspends enforcement on 34 hour restart rule. The 34 hour limitations imposed by DOT under their Final Ruling released on July 31, 2013 has been suspended until a determination on the ramifications of a Naturalistic Study has been made. The 34 hour restart ruling, a part of the new Federal DOT Mandates, has been one of two points of contention fought by the Transportation Industry.  Under the new ruling, a driver was limited to a single 34 hour restart every 168 hours.  Further, the 34 hour restart must have fallen over two (2) consecutive 1am-5am time periods.  After points raised by the Transportation Industry, FMCSA has decided to suspend the ruling on the 34 ...
Electronic Logging Device
In 2010, the FMCSA published a final rule requiring electronic on-board recorders, or EOBRs, for hours-of service compliance for certain fleets. That rule, however, was vacated last year by a federal court ruling because the FMCSA did not consider the issue of driver harassment in developing the rule.  In response the FMCSA said it will prepare a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on EOBRs this fall that addresses the driver harassment issue and other items. But they are no longer referred to as EOBRs in the rulemaking process, but as ELDs – electronic logging devices. EOBR is a general term used in the industry onboard types of devices. They are now referred to as ...
No matter the size of a company or what it produces, one of the most expensive aspects of the business is transportation, shipping and moving goods between different locations. This is especially the case with it comes to electricians, plumbers and other working professionals on call and needed through a variety of different sites throughout the city on a given day. Regardless of whom it is for, where the company is taking the products or what time the transportation takes place, staying on target and utilizing the fastest available route. This is available through a GPS tracking service, so not only do the drivers know exactly where they are going and what method to take, but management at ...
EOBR for DOT Compliance
In today's fast-paced local and long-distance trucking industry, it is important that companies get the most out of their time and money. Fuel and labor costs coupled with traffic and route delays can really dig into the profit margin. A high turnover of drivers is also an ongoing concern when sustaining a productive and efficient workforce. There are now systems available to optimize routing, electronically log and monitor driver hours, automate driver inspection reporting (DVIR) and track maintenance updates on vehicles plus identify undesireable driving behavior. Companies that use electronic onboard recording systems (EOBR) have just that! How EOBR Works ...
"GPS" is one of those acronyms where what GPS stands for has basically been lost. GPS is the acronym for "Global Positioning System." A GPS tracking system is designed to pin point your current location by using three satellites that transmit data using a procedure called triangulation. The GPS tracking system receives the set of longitude and latitude coordinates, identifying your location The information is then  translated to plain english,. In theory it sounds pretty straightforward, but there's some very sophisticated  technology supporting that little plastic box that lets you know where you are at any time. GPS tracking systems have become an ...
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