The FMCSA [Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration] has published the final electronic logging device rule. The rule states that all carriers which are currently required to maintain paper logs must convert to Electronic Logs by December, 2017.
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Find out about the mandate, if it affects you, and how easy it is to comply.
Drivers and fleet managers may have concern regarding the mandate for electronic logs. To help offset some of the hassle and worry regarding the new mandate, we've outlined several of the benefits that will be experienced by drivers, owners, and fleet managers.
Get real-time visibility into location and status of each vehicle in your fleet.
This savings often pays for the ELD itself before all of the other savings are added in.
Dispatch does not need to get location information, available hours, or ETA.
Increase safety by preventing fatigued drivers from getting behind the wheel.
Compliance is simple for highway patrol officers to see, so they won’t have to go through driver paperwork to look for errors.
The ELD touchscreen is simple to use and makes logging your trips easy.
Available time is always on the screen so drivers know how much time is available.
Control idle time, speeding, unauthorized usage, and inefficient routing.
Less paperwork means more time on the road, which leads to more money for the driver.
Keeping up-to-date on maintenance decreases vehicle downtime and extends vehicle life cycles.
By eliminating paper forms, drivers spend more time driving and less time on administrative tasks.
In the event of litigation, drivers have proof of HOS compliance.