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March 21, 2018

Trucking changing significantly on April 1

Commercial trucking will change significantly on April 1, when federally mandated electronic tracking of trucks becomes mandatory. Congressional action created the electronic log rule for semitrailers in mid-December of 2017, but a grace period allowing the industry to adapt extended the deadline to April, according the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the agency charged with enforcing the regulations. The rule was included in a transportation bill signed into law in 2012 by former President Barack Obama.  Read more

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