August 2018

Overdrive Magazine | Trucking Business News & Owner Operator Info

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26 | Overdrive | August 2018 T he electronic logging device mandate is less than a year old, but the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration already is claiming its success in im- proving hours of service compliance. "Overall HOS violations per inspection are half of what they were previously," says Duane DeBruyne, FMCSA's acting director of internal aff airs. The agency released a chart to that eff ect in June (page 28), comparing data from before and after the mandate took eff ect Dec. 18. Furthermore, the percentage of total inspections that resulted in an HOS violation after the beginning of the hard enforcement of the ELD mandate in April was nearly half of what it had been in April 2017. FMCSA excluded from its accounting violations that were specifi c to functions of ELDs and auto- matic onboard recording devices. "When looking at hours of service It's the smallest carriers that are catching the brunt of issues arising from ELD malfunctions and user errors. They're also getting a larger share of hours of service violations, while bigger carriers are seeing the opposite. BY TODD DILLS Access interactive map displays of inspection-in- tensity and violation-category leaders among state enforcement departments, based on calendar 2017 data, in Overdrive's annual CSA's Data Trail update of enforcement trends via OverdriveOnline.com/csa. You also can download a report showing rankings in the categories among the 48 continental states. Unless otherwise noted, all data within this report is from the federal MCMIS database and mined by Overdrive and sister company RigDig Business Intelligence. Access interactive map displays of inspection-in- The E-log Shift Courtesy of Jon Hose Owner-operator Jon Hose, 40, who runs this 2014 Volvo, holds a technical degree and for a time aspired to a master's in data science. He believes that if he experienced difficulty explaining his ELD's technical malfunction to a roadside officer, hoping for some leniency, as detailed in this story, he can only imagine what operators of less technical experience are going through. "I personally could not decipher, a large portion of the time, what exactly was wrong with my ELD," he says of its many issues. Some pain amidst the gains

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