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Kathy Close, transportation editor at J. J. Keller & Associates,

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ELD Mandate: Day of Reckoning Arrives

In this, the “eleventh hour,” many companies still have last-minute questions on ELD implementation. Find out some areas of consideration including how to find an acceptable device and how to handle short-haul drivers.

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Telematics and the Road to Smarter Fleets

As telematics become a standard tool, fleet managers are now looking to move beyond independent systems of asset monitoring, route management, and maintenance reporting.

Photo: J.J. Keller & Associates

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Don't Miss This Critical Step in ELD Implementation

There’s more to complying with the electronic logging device mandate than putting the devices in your trucks. Will your new ELD policies and procedures pass FMCSA’s scrutiny as adequate safety management controls?

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Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

Deborah Lockridge

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Commentary: A Whirlwind of Last-Minute ELD Preparations

The ELD mandate requiring electronic logging devices to track driver hours goes into effect Dec. 18. Yet a surprising number of fleets have not yet adopted them.

Renegade Wire Line Services has been running on J.J. Keller ELogs for more than three years. Photo: Renegade Wire Line Services

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Oilfield Company No Renegade When it Comes to ELDs

Todd Caughey was a state trooper for 25 years who retired and took on a new career as HSE/DOT Compliance Supervisor for Renegade Wire Line Services. The company put in electronic logs back in 2014, so he has an unusual perspective on enforcement of the electronic logging device mandate.

Mike Narvaez, safety and compliance director for R&M, talks about the benefits of getting rid of piles of paper. Photo: Fleetmatics

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Moving From Paper to ELDs Saves Time for Midwest Carrier

Moving from paper to electronic hours of service tracking has made it easier for everyone from drivers to dispatchers to operations at R&M Trucking, which has terminals in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas.

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What’s Your Future Fleet Strategy?

While large scale deployment of autonomous vehicles won’t happen anytime soon, it’s important for fleets to formulate their game plans now.

Image of truck courtesy of PepsiCo

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Telematics in Vocational Truck Fleets: Food and Beverage

Complying with both vehicle and food safety regulations, keeping vehicles on the road with minimized downtime, and ensuring route efficiency are all ways food and beverage fleets are leveraging telematics solutions to help with their operations.

Image of refuse truck fleet courtesy of Waste Management.

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Telematics in Vocational Truck Fleets: Refuse and Waste Management

Refuse fleets often have set routes but drivers operate in inherently dangerous conditions. Telematics can help keep drivers safe and improve the efficiency or a refuse or waste management fleet.

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