IFTA tracked by ELDs? Not a good idea

January 31, 2020

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Land Line Now, Jan. 31, 2020.

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IFTA is being tracked by some truckers using their ELD – and in many, if not most cases, it’s going to get them in trouble. We’ll have some advice.

IFTA Fuel tax changes considered


I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

Connecticut lawmakers will start down the road toward tolling trucks next week; Illinois wants the tollway to stop oversharing, especially when it’s other people’s information; and saying sorry for chewing out a road construction worker – it’s today’s top trucking stories.


II. IFTA and ELDs – they really don’t go together

Mission creep – the tendency of a project to grow beyond its original objective – is a term often used when we talk about government or technology. And it’s happening now with IFTA and ELDs. We’ll explain the problems that could results from that.


III. California – a land plagued by problems, especially for truckers

Jon Osburn has finished his annual stint in California – a land that he says is plagued by low freight rates, confusion over independent contractors’ status, a chronic lack of truck parking and split speed limits.


IV. Truck driver training delay details

We reported earlier this week that the FMCSA had officially delayed the entry-level driver training rule. Today we’ll offer up some more details.


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