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Costs of ELD mandate addressed by Pivot Technology Resources

Pivot Technology Resources

Pivot Technology Resources

It is no longer a question as to “if” the mandatory use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELD’s) is coming to the trucking industry, but a matter of “when.”

The exact final rule date for the FMCSA Electronic On-Board Recorders rule has yet to be established (expected to be 2015), but according to a recent report by Overdrive Magazine, the effective date will not likely be until 2017 (2 years after final rule).

Either way, the ELD mandate was one of the hottest topics among professional drivers last year, and remains as such as 2015 moves forward. For owner operators and independents, cost played the major factor in voicing their opposition to the rule, with carrier harassment issues following close by.

Although the FMCSA added a proposal within the rule-making process adding the “measures to address concerns about harassment resulting from the mandatory use of ELDs”, many drivers continue to see this impending ELD mandate as further evidence to the deterioration in the ability to earn a living wage within a truck driving career; with 71% of independent and small-fleet owner-operators reporting that they would quit over-the-road trucking should ELD’s become mandatory.

As a measure to assist in lowering the cost of such regulations and continuing technology,  Pivot Technology Resources has been helping independents and small fleet carriers since 2008, becoming recognized as the trucking industry’s most reliable source for quality new and used mobile communications and asset tracking equipment.

Cory Hunt

Cory Hunt

By obtaining the latest technology of working in-cab computers from various sources, they are able to offer a brand-new in-house warranty on ELD’s and other mobile devices at a price for about half the cost, as well as offering other money-saving services to both driver and carrier.

All of the equipment represented by Pivot Technology Resources is thoroughly tested, cleaned, and backed with a new warranty before it is sold on the secondary market.

Cory Hunt, CEO and Founder of Pivot Technology Resources will join us as our special guest on Ask The Trucker “LIVE”, Thursday, February 5 to further discuss some of the challenges of ELD’s, including costs for Independents, Owner- Operators and Fleet Owners.

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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3 Responses to Costs of ELD mandate addressed by Pivot Technology Resources. - Post a Comment

  1. Patty Cakes

    Any Lawyers in the crowd … can we spell ‘ Unfunded Mandate ‘ ! ? ! ?

  2. Rollercoaster

    ELD’s are just another tool used by the big companies to keep pimping the drivers. Everyone in the trucking industry is getting paid well except the persons moving the trucks from place to place. The companies pay lots of money for the computers and then pay lots of money for the monitoring and maintenance of the computers but they don’t want to increase driver wages. I say let the computer drive the truck or just get remote control trucks that dispatchers can drive from behind a desk and computer screen. That’s what they try to do anyway when they look at the computer logs and it says that you’re ready to go.

  3. nameless

    September 30th has come and gone and all I hear is the cry ‘wolf’. Most of the noise is from ELD manufacturers. Does anyone know why there are no cab overs? No one would drive them. ELD’s are the new cab over. I have a suggestion. Let’s get to it. Put them in every truck before the end of the year. Or can we please stop the endless empty blather about electronic logs?

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