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As trucker’s firing shows, electronic log devices not a cure-all

Written by Steve Gursten Posted July 19th, 2017

He admitted to using a fake logbook instead of electronic log devices, and racking up dangerous 20-hour road stints. His speaking out exposes the system’s flaws

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Technology will make us more safe. But it will not prevent all truck accidents. As lawyers, we hear and read about people scamming the system to get around the … Read More

FMCSA mandates electronic logging devices (ELDs) in newer semi-trucks, buses

Written by Steve Gursten Posted April 20th, 2016

New rule requires commercial motor vehicles to be equipped with ELDs to combat hours of service violations. But attorneys wonder, will rule still accomplish goals when potential for abuses like the “yard move” exist?

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Finally, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released its long-awaited rule, which mandates that all commercial motor vehicles (ie. semi-trucks … Read More

FMCSA finally releases proposal to require black boxes in all trucks

Written by Steve Gursten Posted March 28th, 2014

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The wait is over. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced its proposal to require commercial truck and bus companies to use electronic logging devices (ELDs) in their trucks and buses.

ELDS are commonly referred to as black boxes (although lawyers who are sending written discovery such as interrogatories that do not specify … Read More

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