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Tire-pressure monitor pairs with ELD

Blue Ink Technology, provider of the no-monthly-fee BIT ELD system, announced its new BIT TPMS, a tire-pressure monitoring system that is capable of reporting inflation status within the BIT ELD app. When users buy TPMS sensor packs, they will be able to get in-app tire pressure readings, the company says, adding that BIT TPMS is easy to install, with no hardwiring or downtime.

| October 02, 2018



FMCSA Considering Changes to HOS Regulations

There has been a lot of talk about revising Hours of Service (HOS) regulations, especially since the ELD mandate took effect and highlighted a lot of shortcomings in the current rules. The FMCSA is considering what changes to make, and has scheduled a public listening session to hear the concerns of interested parties.

Erin Sullivan | September 17, 2018



Three Rules for Claiming Adverse Conditions

The Adverse Conditions exception to Hours of Service regulations is pretty vague. On the one hand, that's good because drivers need some flexibility in claiming it. On the other hand, it leaves a lot of room for interpretation by law enforcement.

Erin Sullivan | September 10, 2018



Trucking Alliance Pushing ELDs for Intrastate Drivers

Although many states are headed toward ELD requirements for intrastate drivers, it's not fast enough for the Trucking Alliance.

Erin Sullivan | August 06, 2018



FMCSA Denies OOIDA ELD Exemption Request for Small Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied an electronic logging exemption request made by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association.

Erin Sullivan | July 09, 2018



FMCSA Clears Up Ag Exemption

Many people thought the Ag exception could only be used when transporting goods, but it now clearly covers both legs of a round trip within the 150 air-mile radius, “regardless of whether the CMV is loaded or empty”.

Erin Sullivan | June 19, 2018



Updates to Personal Conveyance Guidelines

Last week the FMCSA released new guidance to clarify and expand the use of a CMV for Personal Conveyance. Here's an overview of what's changed

Mike Riegel | June 11, 2018



New ELD Option for Hotshots, Mid-duty Haulers

The people behind Blue Ink Technology’s no-monthly-fee BIT ELD have custom-designed a version of its hardware-purchase-only device — paired with freeware operable on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets — for light- and medium-duty trucks with OBDII-type in-cab portals to the vehicles’ electronic control modules.

| May 09, 2018



Attempt to delay ELD mandate fails in House

An amendment brought to a 2018 appropriations package to stall the electronic logging device mandate’s enforcement date for at least 10 months was defeated in a vote on the House floor late Wednesday night.

CCJ | July 31, 2017



Facts vs Myths
Mike Riegel | July 31, 2017



Help Your Drivers Become ELD Compliant in 6 Steps
Mike Riegel | June 27, 2017



Blue Ink Technology Launches ELD Solution

Blue Ink Technology has announced that it is offering an electronic logging device solution with a smart device app, online portal, and device that plugs into a truck’s diagnostic port.

HDT Truckinginfo | June 13, 2017



BIT ELD Gets "Best Price" On ELDRatings.com

Blue Ink Technology’s new BIT ELD is one of the very few devices on the market to adopt an unconventional pricing model: no ongoing monthly fees. You buy the device itself for $295, pay for it once, and that’s it. No contract or monthly costs. This is very appealing for independent drivers and small fleets hoping to avoid the ongoing service plans required by most electronic log vendors.

ELD Ratings | May 23, 2017



New App Hopes To Ease Pains of ELD-Compliance, Targets Owner-Operators

As the ELD mandate looms over drivers, several companies and pieces of technology have offered solutions to make the obligatory shift easier for drivers. Some solutions, however, are targeting the segment of drivers that may be reticent to embrace technology with 6 months until the compliance as they would rather wait until December. Blue Ink Technology is offering a FMCSA-registered app that allows drivers to become ELD compliant without the numerous auxiliary features that other ELD devices and services may offer.

Jake Tully | May 15, 2017



When to Look for an ELD Solution
Mike Riegel | May 08, 2017



Waiting Until December? You May Not Get an ELD In Time.
Mike Riegel | May 01, 2017



Fee Free ELD Offered by Blue Ink Tech
| May 01, 2017



What to Consider When Selecting an ELD
Mike Riegel | April 21, 2017



Getting into an ELD just got a little less expensive

A couple of items I know about 9 out of 10 of you probably don’t want to hear about, but nonetheless, provided nothing changes between now and December, the ELD final rule goes in force, in which case you’re going to need something.