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Tachograph Rules: What European Drivers and Hauliers Need to Know

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“How long can drivers legally work in a day?” “What vehicles require a tachograph?” “What are tachograph regulations? What are tacho breaks?” These are just some of the Google search terms used around tacho and tachographs. It shows that while

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ELD Hard Deadline Kicks in April 1

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April 1, 2018 is a date that has been on the minds of truck drivers and carriers across North America. It’s the day that the ELD ‘hard deadline’ is due to kick in.   The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate says

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Refrigerated Transport: 7 Keys to Preventing Rejected Loads

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Fleets of all sizes in the U.S. have seen plenty of change in recent years, not least where food transportation is concerned. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) introduced seven major rules for its implementation that apply to the growing, harvesting and

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Discover the Future of Connected Transportation at TCA 2018

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This week we’re at the Truckload Carriers Association 2018 Annual Convention, where we’ll be showcasing what is now the industry’s most complete fleet management solution covering virtually every asset class—trucks, dry and tank trailer, refrigerated vehicles, containers and railcars. Going

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Telematics Tackling Driver Detention and Other Trucking Challenges in the U.S. and Europe

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European trucking companies are benefiting financially from increased demand and tighter capacity, with freight rates hitting a 10-year high, says a recent report from The Journal of Commerce. The picture is the same in the USA, where “the economy is

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Cold Chain Monitoring Helps Transports EON Deliver the Brightest Bulbs

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Transports EON, a French fleet specializing in the transportation of bulbs, flowers and plants needed a complete solution for visibility of its assets. It turned to Blue Tree Systems, an ORBCOMM Company for its refrigerated truck and trailer solution to improve visibility and efficiency, maximize trailer usage, and minimize the risk of accidents.   The family-run business already had substantial experience with telematics and knew that it required a unified technology all on one

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Truck Telematics: Putting the Driver at the Heart of the Matter

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Following our 2017 acquisition of truck telematics providers Blue Tree Systems and inthinc, ORBCOMM was recently featured in two Transport Topics articles focusing on the new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate regulations from the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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Canadian ELDs: As the ELD Mandate Settles Across the U.S., Plans for E-logs Move Forward North of the Border

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Canada’s Council of Motor Transport Administrators will no doubt be keeping a close eye on the implementation of the U.S. ELD mandate, as it prepares to bring in its own legislation to introduce ELD devices. The Electronic Logging Device mandate

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Distracted Driving: How Can Fleets Help Truck Drivers?

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Distracted driving is under more scrutiny than ever before. Early this year, Washington State law enforcement suspended a grace period for drivers found using electronic devices. Now, drivers caught using cell phones, tablets, laptops or personal gaming systems are subject

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ELD News: FMSCA Says ELD Violations Will Not Impact CSA Scores Until April 2018

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In a new development late yesterday, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) officials announced a further relaxation to the full introduction to ELDs by stating that ELD violations will not count towards CSA scores until April 1, 2018. This will be implemented

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