How Transportation Management Software Can Help Your Operation

Maximize Your Company's Potential With A Great TMS System Often times, as carriers grow, they will continue to use the same tools as when they were 1-2 truck operations. From using Excel, whiteboards, post-it notes to track loads, trucks, trailers, billings, etc. this can quickly become a nightmare! Here are 5 ...

GPS Asset Tracking Now Available!

National Transportation Partners wishes to announce that GPS asset tracking devices now available! Introducing our easy to install, dependable and rugged GPS Asset Tracking devices! Affordable and "Future Proof" Keep your trucks and trailers secure Useful for IRP Reporting, Permit, and IFTA Tax Filings Easy ...

AOBRDs VS ELDs – Why This Matters

AOBRDs are defined as Automatic On-Board Recording Devices that are governed by regulations originally passed into law in 1988. Many carriers preferred AOBRDs due to their ease of use, less restrictive regulation, and flexibility for correcting mistakes, in comparison to ELDs. ELDs are governed by the new law passed ...

In case of AOBRD Mode Device Malfunctions

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, if an AOBRD device malfunctions and prevents the accurate recording of the driver's hours-of-service, the driver should take the following steps: Note the AOBRD malfunction (MasterELD can issue an official Record of Malfunction satisfying this requirement, ...

Split-Sleeper Explained

As stated on the FMCSA's Interstate Truck Driver's Guide to Hours of Service, a driver is allowed to "Split" his 10 hour reset break into two segments, with work activity in between, in order to satisfy the 10 hour break requirement. The two seperate Split-Sleeper segments can be either: Minimum 8 hours in ...

FMCSA Rules on Personal Conveyance (Revised Regulation)

UPDATED NOV 6TH 2018 Personal conveyance is a very useful tool for carriers, allowing for operations of commercial motor vehicles for safety reasons by drivers and carrier staff. This tool can be used whether loaded or unloaded with a trailer and cargo. Per 395.8 the FMCSA states: "Motor carriers are responsible for ...

What is “Recap”?

To begin, MasterELD's Recap feature works off the 70 hours on-duty in rolling 8 days rule. As a day ends at midnight, the hours worked 8 days ago "drop off" and are "recaptured" and added to any available 70 hour on duty cycle hours, for use the following day. For example, if you were to start driving right after fresh ...

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