Posts Tagged ‘trucking laws’

Impact of the ELD Mandate in the Trucking Industry

Friday, April 24th, 2020
Impact of the ELD Mandate in the Trucking Industry

Those within the trucking industry are feeling the effects of the ELD mandate, and it has impacted consumers as well.

ELDs, or Electronic Logging Devices, are meant to track truck drivers’ hours of service (HOS) to ensure compliance with regulations set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. As of December 16, 2019, all carriers and drivers who apply to the ELD rule must use ELDs. The ELD mandate has been a subject of contention among those within the trucking industry. Carrier companies, law-makers, and truck drivers alike have their own opinions of the mandate. The new rule also impacts the various customers and consumers who rely on the trucking industry.  (more…)

Reduce Chances of Committing Trucking Violations

Friday, November 22nd, 2019
Reduce Chances of Committing Trucking Violations

Trucking violations can be found with the driver or vehicle. What are some precautions to take in order to avoid them?

Trucking rules and regulations get enforced for a good reason: they’re put in place to protect truck drivers and others from dangerous accidents that can occur from reckless or poor vehicle handling. Many truckers don’t willfully commit wrongdoings or try to skirt the system. However, trucking violations can still be found for minor compliance issues or even misunderstanding of the laws. Individual truckers and fleet owners can educate themselves on ways to reduce the chances of committing a trucking violation. (more…)

Electronic Device Rules Updated

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Truck Device Rules

According to a recent report by the Department of Transportation, a “Final Rule” will be published regarding the use of electronic devices with trucks come September of 2015. Once these mandates have been published, they will begin to be enforced by the law come September of 2017. This recent report released by the Department of Transportation also stated that a mandate regarding the use of speed limiting devices should be published in March of 2015. These rules have been discussed for a few years now and trucking companies have been waiting to see how these new device rules will affect their business productivity.

Some of the regulations being instated with this new publication include the following:


  1. A rule will be in place to prevent different carriers from pushing drivers from violating different federal rules, which includes the hours of service in which the drivers operate.
  2. A rule will be in place which regarding the liability insurance minimum that carriers have in place. The rule will not be in place to increase the minimum, but to instead record the different minimums being held by numerous carriers.
  3. A new rule will be in place that allows Clearinghouse to create a database for drivers that have either refused or failed an alcohol or drug test.
  4. The long awaited “Safety Fitness Determination” rule will also be in place after 2015, which will allow different agencies to use data collected to determine scores for different carriers.


Evan Transportation was founded in 1992 by Jerry Wolfarth, who at the time had over 25 years of experience in the trucking and transportation industry. The initial operation consisted of a few trucks and drivers who were dedicated and professional. The goal of the company was, and remains, to provide excellent, dependable service.

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