Cyber Security Resources

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and we’re doing a series of blog articles on Cyber Security. The US Department of Homeland Security has a wealth of resources freely available to the public on their website. Here’s some direct links to PDF documents on a variety of cyber security subjects. Social Media Guide Cybersecurity…

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Homeland Security has named October National Cyber Security Month. Themes for 2017 have been announced! Week 1: October 2-6 – Theme: Simple Steps to Online Safety. All members of the public can take some simple actions to protect themselves online and to recover in the event a cyber incident occurs. Week 1 will address the…

Livestock Groups Seek ELD Waiver

Major farm groups have petitioned the Department of Transportation for a waiver and limited exemption from the upcoming electronic logging device (ELD) rule. The groups believe that the ELD rule currently isn’t compatible with the livestock industry, as limitations on driving hours may endanger the health of live animals. Although the rule is still expected…

Preparation for December ELD Rule

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the Electronic Logging Device Rule will become active on December 18th, 2017. Beginning on that day, violations can be issued to drivers who are driving vehicles that do not have the required electronic logging device installed. A driver who is driving without the required device on…

Do you need an ELD?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) clarified which vehicles are mandated to have ELDs. According to the clarification sent out in July, if the model year of the vehicle engine is 2000 or newer, you are required to have an ELD. For example, if you have a 1999 truck with a 2005 engine, you…