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Technical compliance requirements

Not all electronic logging devices (ELDs) are made equal and it's vital that you choose one that meets all the specifications set out in the ELD Mandate/Final Rule if you want to be compliant and avoid being fined.

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The hefty price of non-compliance

If it's been said once, it's been said a thousand times over: don't wait until the last minute to become ELD Mandate compliant. The earlier these electronic logging devices are installed, the better Ð especially as the process of doing so and training the appropriate employees will likely take longer than expected.

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ELD for efficiency

Yes, you must use electronic logging devices (ELD) to comply with the ELD Mandate. And, yes, you will have to invest quite a bit of time and money in transitioning to an ELD system that fulfils all the regulations outlined in the FMCSAÕs Final Rule. But, as weÕve said in an earlier post, there are plenty of benefits that come from moving from paper and pen to web and wireless technology.

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Benefits of the Mandate

The road to the passing of the FMCSA's ELD Mandate Final Rule hasn't exactly been smooth Ð in fact there have been plenty of bumps and obstacles. And this is why there is still so much uncertainty about the actual benefits of using electronic logging devices.

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ELD Timeline Explained

It may seem like there's plenty of time to go until the FMCSA's final ELD Mandate deadline on December 16 2019, but there are other important dates and deadlines in the three-and-a-half years before then.

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New MiX Van

MiX Telematics announces adding more of its Mobile Maintenance & Installation vans to its North American fleet to support clients across the West coast. The Mobile Maintenance & Installation van is operated by MiX Certified Master Technician, Bryan Harrison, who performs custom installation and routine maintenance services, as well as quality control and advanced training of the MiX Telematics partner network. All mobile, on-site services are provided to MiX customers, regardless of fleet size.

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[Video] Truck Dashcam Benefits: Heroic Trucker caught on Cab Cam

David Fredericksen was filmed saving a woman and her 1-year-old granddaughter by his truck's dashcam on August 11 of this year. Fredericksen didn't hesitate to leave the safety of his cab and run towards the wreckage with his on-board fire extinguisher. He and his accompanying passenger saved the woman and the child before the car burst into a ball of fire.

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Floods and Freight - Journey through Detroit

Weeks ago, Detroit flooding turned roads into rivers making logistics difficult for companies that rely on the region's highways to ship goods. Years ago this situation would have created impossible problems for truckers and haulers, but with modern technology, drivers can now avoid trouble spots and minimize the weather's financial impact.

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Automotive Industries interviews Charles Tasker

MiX Telematics, a global provider in fleet management and telematics, recently signed a strategic agreement with Equitel in Colombia, to further their business footprint in Latin America. This was an important step for the company as they strengthen their position as a global player with a huge product portfolio that includes all levels of vehicle telematics.

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