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What to expect in a DOT audit

DOT has the authority to audit fleets to ensure they are in compliance with safety regulations. In this blog post, we’ll talk about the different types of audits and how you can prepare for them. What is a DOT audit? The Department of Transportation conducts compliance audits to determine if a fleet is following all

Are AOBRD devices still compliant?

ELD or AOBRD? Are AOBRD devices are still compliant now that the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate has gone into effect? In this article, we outline the basics on AOBRDs. What are AOBRD devices? An AOBRD, or Automatic On-Board Recording Device, is an electronic device that records a driver’s Hours of Service as laid out

ELD options: How to pick the best ELD provider

It’s crunch time. At the end of this year, the grace period for AOBRDs will be over and electronic logging devices (ELDs) become mandatory. For many drivers and carriers, the race is on to research ELD options and make a choice. However, picking an ELD provider is not an easy decision. There are many options

Mexican Trucking Industry Undergoes New Regulations

There are two new major regulations underway in Mexico. One rule requires GPS on double-trailer trucks, while the other, similar to the Hours of Service (HOS) regulations in the U.S., sets the standards for driving time and breaks. Both regulations are an effort to tighten up road safety, with the Ministry of Communications and Transportation

Taking a Look at the Truck Parking Challenge

Geotab takes a look at the trucking industry, including top challenges and key improvement projects. Currently, there are four major areas affecting the industry: parking, driver recruitment, Hours of Service (HOS) regulations and electronic logging. Overview of Key Challenges in the Trucking Industry: Parking shortage: Increased freight means more trucks and fewer parking spaces. Driver

Blockchain in Trucking: Could It Change the Industry?

We’ve heard it once before — another “revolutionary” technology that will change the world. Are cryptocurrency and blockchain (the technology behind it) really worth the hype? What will be the impact of blockchain in trucking? Besides making headlines as a decentralized technology that could power a new form of global currency, blockchain is said to

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