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What Is the New ELD Mandate?

October 11, 2022 2:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Trucking is the most common job in the United States. Some long-haul carriers are being automated, but trucking is something that will never be outsourced to another country. But two changes to the way trucks are regulated are now here. The first major change in the federal regulation of trucking is the ELD (electronic logging device) mandate. The law requiring commercial vehicles to have ELDs was passed in 2012 and went into effect in 2019. There were exemptions for carriers of food and fuel, livestock feed, and COVID relief supplies, but those expired at the end of May 2022. As... View Article


Where to Hide a GPS Tracker on a Car

February 16, 2022 4:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

GPS trackers can be an enormously useful tool for tracking a stolen car and a great way to keep tabs on the people you love, but it’s almost never a good idea to install them in a conspicuous place. After all, you don’t want a car thief to find your tracker and disable it. You don’t want a rebellious teen to be able to defeat your GPS monitoring system, and you may not want an elderly parent in cognitive decline to know you monitor their movements. Even if you trust the people you let drive your car, every GPS tracker... View Article


How to Choose the Best Dash Cam for Truckers

January 18, 2022 5:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Chances are that you have seen a television ad something like this: A civil injury lawyer is standing on top of a truck. The lawyer spouts some statistics about injury accidents involving 18-wheelers. The numbers flash on the screen. Big numbers. These are the settlements the lawyer has obtained for clients in federal court after injury accidents involving trucks and cars. The truth is, there are about 3700 drivers and passengers in private cars who die in crashes with trucks every year. About 700 truck drivers die in crashes every year, too. Almost any fatality crash involving the driver or... View Article


Why Your Small Business Can Benefit From GPS Fleet Tracking

December 23, 2021 6:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

GPS fleet tracking can save you money. But beyond the cost savings made possible by GPS fleet tracking, the right GPS system can help you avoid breakdowns and late deliveries, improve your management relationship with your operators, and increase customer satisfaction. Challenges for Managing Your Small Fleet Fleet managers of all kinds of vehicles, ranging from off-road vehicles to 18-wheelers, face three basic categories of management challenges: safety, efficiency, and accountability. GPS fleet management enhances asset security Some security challenges of fleet management are obvious. Fleet managers need to know where their vehicles are at all times. They need to... View Article

How Using GPS Tracking Can Combat Car Theft

October 27, 2021 4:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

For a while, it seemed like car theft was going the way of the horse and buggy and the payphone. In the late nineties and the early 2000s, car theft rates were plummeting. In many parts of the USA, car theft rates had plummeted by 60 percent. Chop shops and criminal car exporting operations were going out of business as more and more stolen cars were recovered by the police with information from GPS tracking systems. Then, in the first six months of 2020, the FBI reports, car theft rates bounced back by about 9 percent. Car theft rates in... View Article

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