Briefly: Florida carrier donates shoes to homeless in U.S. and Ukrainian refugees

ArdentX tractor-trailer

Jacksonville, Florida-based ArdentX has teamed with Soles4Souls to donate new shoes and clothing to people in need. 

ArdentX is a full-service transportation and logistics firm offering a range of freight brokerage services, as well as asset-based capacity. To celebrate the growth of the company, ArdentX said it will provide a new pair of shoes to Soles 4 Souls with every 20 loads transported. Since beginning their partnership with S4S, ArdentX has already donated over 296 pairs of new shoes.

ArdentX Co-Founder Connor Miller, believes that providing people in poverty with dignity and opportunities will help them build a better life. 

“We want those in need to feel empowered,” said Miller. “Our goal is that when walking into a job interview, work, or school wearing a new pair of shoes that we can instill a sense of confidence that they look good, and hopefully that will make them feel like they can take on anything.” 

ArdentX contributions will help Soles 4 Souls achieve its mission of providing new shoes to the 1.5 million children in the U.S. experiencing homelessness.

This contribution will also aid in the response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine by sending new shoes and clothing to the Ukrainian refugees. Without shoes, people are vulnerable to scrapes, cuts, bacteria, and parasites that can lead to infection and other serious illnesses.

FMCSA revokes AriorTech ELD

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently removed ArionT ELD from the list of registered electronic logging devices. FMCSA has placed ArionT ELD on the Revoked Devices list due to the company’s failure to meet the minimum device requirements effective June 24.

FMCSA will be sending an industry email to let motor carriers know that all who use ArionT ELD must take the following steps:

  1. Discontinue using the revoked device(s) and revert to paper logs or logging software to record required hours of service data.
  2. Replace the revoked device(s) with compliant ELD(s) from the Registered Devices list before August 24, 2022.

Motor carriers have a grace period of up to 60 days to replace the revoked device(s) with compliant ELD(s). If the ELD provider corrects all identified deficiencies, FMCSA will place the device back on the list of registered devices and inform the industry and the field.

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During the grace period, safety officials are encouraged not to cite drivers using ArionT ELD for “Failed to use a registered ELD.” During this time, safety officials should request the driver’s paper logs, logging software, or use the ArionT ELD display as a back-up method to review the hours of service data.

Beginning August 24, motor carriers who continue to use the revoked device listed above would be considered to be operating without an ELD. 

FMCSA in a statement strongly encouraged motor carriers to take the actions listed above now to avoid compliance issues in the event that the deficiencies are not addressed in time.

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