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ELD Data Transfer Options for Geotab Drive

Carriers and owner-operators who have already adopted electronic logging will need to know how to digitally transfer their Hours of Service (HOS) data to an officer at an inspection site. This blog post describes how ELD data transfer works with Geotab Cloud ELD.   ELD Data Transfer Methods for Geotab Currently, there are three options

ELD FAQs: Unassigned Driving Time

Unassigned driving time occurs when someone drives a vehicle without logging in to the electronic logging device (ELD). Since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) mandates that ELDs must create logs each time the vehicle is moved — even if no driver is assigned to the vehicle — an electronic log or e-log is

ELD Extension Act Defeated in U.S. Congress

The news headlines have been filled with discussion about a potential delay of the ELD mandate. This article seeks to set the record straight about where the ELD mandate stands. ELD Extension Act Defeated On July 18 of this year, Rep Brian Babin (R-TX-36) introduced H.R. 3282, the ELD Extension Act of 2017 that would

Geotab Drive & MyGeotab Updates Aug / Sep 2017

In this month’s edition — Must-read summary of August and September Geotab Drive and MyGeotab updates for Authorized Resellers and Geotab Users. Resellers: Review this point for important changes affecting your customers and note any recommendation actions. If you have suggestions for improvement, please leave a comment below. Geotab Users: To verify your version: go

Your Guide to Hours of Service Requirements for Commercial Vehicle Drivers (U.S.)

In this guide to Hours of Service (HOS) for trucking, you will find a basic introduction to Hours of Service rules in the United States, an overview of HOS rulesets and driving limits, and a glossary of important terms. Hours of Service Overview What Is Hours of Service (HOS)? Hours of Service (HOS) regulations help

Smartphone ELDs: The Future of Trucking but Beware

Smartphones have taken the world by storm. It’s funny to look back now on the 2007 exchange between then Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and David Lieberman of USA Today, where Ballmer infamously stated: “There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance. It’s a $500 subsidized item.” Fast-forward

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