The New York Post – the 4th largest newspaper in the United States and leading digital media publisher – reported that a trucker from Portland, OR – Jacob Cartwright, 22 years old – was en route to his destination when he put in the wrong address and got stuck in the woods in an area with limited cell reception.
Cartwright was hauling a trailer full of potato chips and claimed he never ate or took any with him during his 14 mile walk in a span of four days.
He finally ended up in the town of La Grande dehydrated and determined to get back to his wife and kids.
He is expected to make a full recovery.
Sources: Associated Press. “Trucker’s Wrong Turn Turns into Four-Day, 14-Mile Hike for Survival.” New York Post, New York Post, 30 Apr. 2018, nypost.com/2018/04/30/truckers-wrong-turn-turns-into-four-day-14-mile-hike-for-survival/.
“New York Post.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 30 Apr. 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Post.
The most important thing when going behind the wheel of any motor vehicle is being safe and staying alert. But what are the major outcomes you could get from an accident of a commercial motor vehicle?
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Here are a few critical things that could occur:
- Insurance & Truck Repairs
- Possible Explosion – if a colliding compact car were to catch on fire –
- Possible Death or Critical Injuries to Yourself or Others
The biggest factor that created the December Mandate of 2017 was to require rest breaks to truckers in the hopes of resulting in less accidents due from falling asleep at the wheel which will potentially avoid more accidents and less likely for these critical outcomes to occur.
Source: “How Bad Can a Truck Accident Mess Up Your Car?” Trucker News, truckernews.com/how-bad-can-a-truck-accident-mess-up-your-car/.
Due to a recent shortage in truck drivers, major trucking companies are considering higher pay to level out from the losses that spiked after the beginning of 2018.
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With less drivers, the higher demand in supplies has raised the prices for transport on items as simple as cereal resulting in the compensation major companies are considering as an option.
First of all, what is blockchain and why is it beneficial?
A list of records that continuously grows are known as blocks. Each block has transaction data and a time stamp that are secured through cryptography. Blocks and previous blocks are connected through cryptographic hashes – a mathematical algorithm designed as a one-way function – which thus creates blockchains.
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Blockchain was invented in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008 for use in cryptocurrency bitcoin.
One of the main benefits of blockchain is it’s resistance to modification of the data stored and it’s support through a decentralized network.
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In 2011, FMCSA – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – passed a rule for truck drivers on limitations and guidelines they need to follow in order to avoid violations – also known as – “Hours of Service.”
Per FMCSA, these are the stated guidelines:
- All drivers have an 11-Hour Driving Limit:
May drive a maximum of 11 hours after 10 consecutive hours off duty.
- Per 14-Hour Limit:
Drivers may not drive beyond the 14th consecutive hour after coming on duty, following 10 consecutive hours off duty. (Off-duty time does not extend the 14-hour period.)
- Rest Breaks:
May drive only if 8 hours or less have passed since end of driver’s last off (duty or sleeper berth period of at least 30 minutes.)
- Sleeper Berth:
Drivers using the sleeper berth provision must take at least 8 consecutive hours in the sleeper berth, plus a separate 2 consecutive hours either in the sleeper berth, off duty, or any combination of the two.
Sources: “Summary of Hours of Service Regulations.” Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, United States Department of Transportation, 30 Dec. 2013, www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/hours-service/summary-hours-service-regulations.
With all these laws and regulations being mandated recently, it’s easy to cloud your judgement on what exactly is true to having an ELD device.
Here are the top 3 biggest myths that we hear about most:
1.) I GOT A VIOLATION, HOW CAN I FIX THIS?
- If you received a driving violation, there is no way to fix this; UNLESS it was a violation within the app.
2.) I CAN USE MY ELD ON ANY TRUCK OR FLEET
- Every device has it’s own MAC ID and Vin number linked to the truck it was set up to. An ELD device is not a “plug and play” type of device that you can simply stick into any truck.
3.) I CAN DELETE MY LOGS OR EDIT MY MILES
- There is no way to edit your miles which is a partial reason for the “ELD Mandate” of December 2017.
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According to Transport Topics News, the FMCSA – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – has assigned severity weights as a rating system for ELD violations:
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“As of April 1, 2018, violations related to electronic logging device regulations found during roadside inspections are being used in the SMS (Safety Measurement System). These violations are not being applied retroactively; violations recorded prior to April 1, 2018, will not be counted in SMS. Motor carriers that have received ELD-related violations will start to see them reflected in their HOS Compliance BASIC in early May 2018 when the next monthly SMS results are released.” (FMCSA Assigns CSA Severity Weights to ELD Violations)
The scoring system for severity weights will range from one point to five points. For a complete list of severity weights and how violations will be scored can be found directly from the FMCSA website.
- Miler, Eric. “FMCSA Assigns CSA Severity Weights to ELD Violations.” Transport Topics News, Transport Topics, 17 Apr. 2018, www.ttnews.com/articles/fmcsa-assigns-csa-severity-weights-eld-violations.
- Holt, Lance. “The Consequences of Not Implementing ELD.” GPS Insight, 27 Apr. 2018, www.gpsinsight.com/blog/the-consequences-of-not-implementing-eld/.