a fleet manager who just transitioned his fleet away from AOBRDs to an ELD

Fleets Flock to ELDs for Compliance and Added Functionality

Carriers and fleets across the country are beating the December 16 deadline to phase out AOBRDs in favor of electronic logging devices (ELDs). Doing so well in advance of the deadline gives these carriers an advantage over their non-complying competitors and improves fleet functionality. If you haven’t made the switch yet, here’s what you need[…]

Texas, Are You Ready For The ELD Mandate December 2019?

The Texas ELD mandate is coming December 19, 2019. Texas commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) driving intrastate must make sure that their fleet is in sync with the new requirements to remain compliant. Texas has updated their Hours of Service (HOS) code with a ruling that follows the guidelines put in place by the Federal Motor Carrier[…]

The ELD Mandate: Don’t wait to transition from AOBRD to ELD

This is an important time in the trucking industry and compliance is vital. Phase 3 of the ELD Rule being implemented is fast approaching and the AOBRD grandfather provision will expire. On December 16, 2019, Drivers and Motor Carriers subject to the ELD Rule must use self-certified ELD’s registered with the FMCSA. Self-Certification is the[…]

truck drivers subject to the Mexico's new HOS rules

Reglas de horas de servicio llegan a México

Los camioneros estadounidenses no son los únicos conductores que deben enfrentar cambios en las reglas y nuevas formas de operar en sus negocios. Los camioneros mexicanos enfrentan los mismos cambios con las nuevas regulaciones para hacer sus carreteras más seguras. Las nuevas reglas con respecto a las horas de servicio (HOS) y el tiempo de[…]

a fleet managing unidentified drive time

How to Manage Unidentified Drive Time

One unforeseen consequence of the ELD mandate is the new phenomenon of “unidentified drive time.” An ELD is required to log every mile a truck is driven, even if a driver isn’t assigned to it. This means there are blocks of times in any given day that don’t have a driver assigned. It occurs when[…]

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Gorilla Safety Recognized as an Industry Leader – Winner of 4 Stevie Awards

Gorilla Safety was honored to receive three gold and one bronze Stevie Awards in the 2018 American Business Awards competition. The gold Stevie Awards were for: Company of the Year in transportation Management Team of the Year for business products New Product or Service of the Year (Software) for mobile on-demand applications. The bronze award[…]

Rule Clarification on ELD and AOBRDs from the FMCSA

As nearly the entire trucking industry is focused onELD compliance, a few questions remain. One that has loomed large involves those carriers, fleets, and trucks that added Automatic Onboard Recording Devices (AOBRDs) prior to the original ELD implementation in December 2017. A question with a simple answer were posted to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety[…]

a small fleet using ELDs

Fleets of All Sizes Can Benefit from an ELD

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), in a last ditch effort, petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for a five-year exemption for “small business truckers” to delay the ELD implementation. OOIDA may think that small businesses should be exempt but with all the benefits, the system will pay for itself with increased efficiency[…]

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Low-Cost AOBRD Makes the Transition to ELD Easier

“We believe in the American trucker and want to do everything we can – as a leading provider of fleet technology – to help small business owners and owner operators remain compliant with the new regulations.” — Mark Walton, co-founder and chief executive officer at Gorilla Safety The ELD mandate deadline is fast approaching. If[…]

ELD checklist

How to Choose the Right ELD

Choosing an ELD system may be one of the most important business decisions you’ll have to make right now. Not only does the electronic logging device have to keep you in compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) but it has to work, be affordable, and not[…]

Looking Beyond the ELD Mandate

Looking Beyond the Mandate

Getting in and staying compliant with the law, like the ELD mandate, might be required but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t leave a bitter taste in your mouth. People, in general, don’t like to feel forced into things. You’re pragmatic, though. You’ll do what you have to do to stay in business, keep making money,[…]

eld mandate lawsuit

ELD Mandate Lawsuit Won’t Be Heard By the Supreme Court

  If you’ve been waiting to find an ELD for your trucking business until the Supreme Court ruled on the legality of electronic logging devices, the wait is over. On June 12, 2017, the Supreme Court issued a decision refusing to hear the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) lawsuit over the ELD mandate. The previous[…]