April 29, 2016
Part 2 of BCTA’s “Transitioning to Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service Supporting Documents Final Rule” workshop focuses on tips for preparing drivers and staff and working with shippers, who will need to understand the implications of the rule on their own operations and practices.The ELD final rule became effective February 16, 2016 with phased-in compliance deadlines starting December 2017. BCTA members are...
April 27, 2016
1. How will you know that an ELD is compliant?
Motor carriers are required to do their own homework and research on what ELDs need to do and what type of device or system is best for their fleets.
The US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has established a registration and self-certification process for manufacturers to follow, with a public website listing those that have completed the process.
Functional specifications are listed in...
April 26, 2016
1. What is an Electronic Logging Device (ELD)?
An ELD is technology that records data related to hours of service compliance, including the driver, the date, engine hours, vehicle miles and other information, with the functionality to transfer that data to an enforcement officer.
2. Focus of The Rule
The focus of the rule is on safety, to ensure drivers work within HOS requirements, and contains measures to address driver harassment by carriers...
April 22, 2016
The US Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service Supporting Documents final rule became effective as of February 16. 2016 with phased -in compliance deadlines start in December 2017.Although dates for compliance seem generously long, freight and passenger carriers operating cross border that have not already voluntarily adopted “electronic logging devices” to record hours of service should use this time to understand the...
April 20, 2016
The New York budget that included a provision to restore OSCAR – the state’s application website for highway-use tax registration and decal fees – has been signed by the governor and is back up online and running for out-of-state motor carriers.
All normal system internet operations appear to have returned. The only difference is that the fee is now $1.50 per truck administration fee, down from the previous $19. The certificate...
April 13, 2016
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)’s 29th annual International Road Check will take place June 7 – 9th, 2016.
The International Road Check is a 72-hour period when approximately 10,000 CVSA certified local, state, provincial, territorial and federal inspectors in jurisdictions across North America perform large truck and bus safety inspections.
The International Road Check is the largest targeted enforcement program on...