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Hours of Service

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended its Emergency Declaration providing hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide COVID-19 outbreak through May 15.

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GPS Insight Launches ELD Solution

GPS Insight announced the launch of its new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solution, which bundles an Android tablet hardwired to a GPS tracking device.

Rastrac, Magellan Partner on Fleet Telematics

Austin, Texas-based telematics provider Rastrac is partnering with Magellan on a system that provides vehicle tracking and reporting, including Hours of Service (HOS) compliance through an electronic logging device (ELD), according to the company.

The Quest for Balance in Hours of Service

Industry players are pushing for changes to the 34-hour restart provision from the 2013 hours of service rule, while the U.S. House and Senate are expected to resume debate on the topic in November.

12 Telematics Trends and Technologies

If there is one constant with telematics, it’s change. New technology emerges rapidly — and the way that technology is used evolves at the very same time. That means new trends are always on the horizon.

Electronic Onboard Recorders: It’s Only a Question of Time

The paper-based logbook system used to track hours of service (HOS) by commercial truck fleets is prone to driver manipulation and falsification. Even the FMCSA has stated that falsification of logbooks is widespread. By all accounts, the current system of manually recorded logbooks is a joke. Yet, despite this “elephant in the room,” the federal government remains unable to mandate onboard devices to improve HOS enforcement. Why can it work in Europe, but not here?

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