Where do you buy an ELD?

Where do you buy an ELD?

The new ELD requirements for the trucking industry are strict and for truckers, owner-operators and fleet builders. There’s no avoiding them once they go into effect. At that point, you will be required to comply with the ELD mandate or risk being penalized.  We know...
ELD Mandate Requirements:  What do you need to know?

ELD Mandate Requirements: What do you need to know?

What will your truck look like if you skip the ELD?  Just ignore the ELD mandate requirements? That’s what it will look like. Unless something highly unlikely happens, the ELD mandate will take effect on December 17, 2017.  That’s a month away. Will you be...
Truck Maintenance for the Winter

Truck Maintenance for the Winter

An ounce of prevention is worth far more than a pound of cure.  Especially in the winter when we’re talking truck maintenance. Those emergencies on the road can destroy any profit from a load.  We can’t predict when a part is going to fail.  Debris on the...
Election Day:  Did you vote?

Election Day: Did you vote?

We’re not going to endorse any candidate or policy.  That’s up to you.  But since politicians were the ones who put the ELD mandate out there, voting is clearly important.  Did you vote yet? Life on the road means you see a lot of this country. ...

Here Is Your 2017 DOT Compliance Checklist

This article contains our updated 2017 DOT compliance checklist. Some of the information has changed since we published our original version in 2013. This is especially true when it comes to electronic logbooks, which are scheduled for mandatory use by December 2017....
Load Planning: How to Stay Ahead of the Pack

Load Planning: How to Stay Ahead of the Pack

Load planning is a great way to maximize your efficiency and your profit margins. In this post, we will cover the basics. However, please remember that load planning is more of an art than a science. Consider the following information an introduction to this topic....
Keeping Smartphones Secure with TruckingOffice ELD App

Keeping Smartphones Secure with TruckingOffice ELD App

According to the government’s ELD mandate, trucking companies are now required to install an electronic logging device in their trucks. This is to monitor truckers’ driving time. The mandate is also to ensure compliance with hours of service rules. To make this...
ELD Truck Log App:  What Do You Need?

ELD Truck Log App: What Do You Need?

We all know that the ELD mandate has created a bit of turmoil within the trucking industry. Truckers aren’t happy with the new ELD standards because they think it’s going to limit their hours, restrict their independence and make it impossible for them to make as much...
ELD Made Simple

ELD Made Simple

I spent some time with our electronic log device development team this week.  “Keep it simple,” we say.  You want the ELD made simple – so do we. TruckingOffice’s ELD system will be released soon with truckers in mind. What is the ELD Mandate...
ELD Mandate: Truth and Myths

ELD Mandate: Truth and Myths

The deadline for complying with the ELD mandate is December 17, 2017, according to the FMCSA website. You’ll need to have your vehicles compliant by that date. Unfortunately, there’s a ton of misinformation floating around about the ELD mandate, both on...
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