Making the switch from AOBRD to ELD

3 minute read

AOBRD, DOT, ELD, FMCSA, Hours of Service, Roadside Inspection

Many fleet owners are in the same position, the setup they have been using for years is not going to be legal after the end of next year and are looking at what their options are. Making the change from older style AOBRD to the new ELD may seem like a leap, but most people find it is more of a step if you know what the changes mean for your drivers.

The differences between the systems are fewer than you might imagine and it really is the details that can cause most of your pains.


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Creating a solid vehicle policy

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Drivers, Fleet Management, Insurance, Personal Use, Safety Manager

personal use of company vehicles

We often hear about clients and other small businesses allowing employees to take vehicles home for personal use. Jane needs a van to move some boxes this weekend, Frank wants to grab something at the home improvement store and wants to borrow a pickup, etc. Some employers also allow their team to commute with the vehicles if they live closer to the job-site than the office it saves everyone time and fuel.

What to do after a traffic accident

1 minute read

Accident, Fleet Management, Legal, Police, Safety, Safety Manager

No one wants to think about having an accident with one of their commercial drivers, but do they know what the plan is in case it happens? Having solid procedures in place will help you and your driver keep your cool and navigate the post-accident issues.

What to look for GPS OBD hardware for your fleet

2 minute read

CATM1 LTE, Fleet Management, GPS, IoT, M2M, OBD, Verizon

While there are a lot of things to think about when talking about your fleet, the hardware you choose to pair with your fleet management software is probably a low priority. I mean it's just a commodity at this point, right? Well, the real answer is that it is a little more complicated than that.

CSA Severity Weights for ELD Violations

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Compliance, CSA, DOT, ELD, FMCSA, Safety Score

Severity weights have been assigned to electronic logging device (ELD) violations that will effect a driver's or motor carrier's safety profile score (CSA).

DOT Inspections in the era of ELD

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DOT, ELD, eRODS, FMCSA, Roadside Inspection

Knowing what you have in terms of ELD and how it works is paramount if you want to get through a DOT roadside inspection. Here are a few quick tips.

Staying ELD Compliant after April

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AOBRD, DVIR, ELD, eRODS, FMCSA, Hours of Service

Stop by our booth at TANY Symposium this year

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New sign, getting ready for the 2018 NYS Truck Safety & Education Symposium & Safety Exhibition

ELD Rule Now in Effect

1 minute read

Since Dec. 18th, the implementation of the required Electronic Logging Device (ELD) final rule is in place and now, all vehicles and drivers that were previously required to fill out paper log books are required to have either a grandfathered AOBRD (Automated On-Board Recording Device) or an ELD. No hours of service rules were changed because of the ELD rule.  

Three common E-Log misconceptions

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It is not surprising that drivers, fleet owners and law enforcement officers are still a little unclear about the new e-log law. Here are a few common misconceptions we hear from fleets.

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