The new ELD rule that all US truckers have been waiting on has been moved – the forecast date is now October 30.
Electronic logs have been around since 1988, and the rule we currently operate under is 395.15. Carriers and fleets who are required to complete log books (RODS) may choose to voluntarily use electronic logs. Carriers who use electronic logs for these past 27 years do so because;
- Helps with compliance – eliminating “form and manner” issues and reduces violations caused by lack of management oversight.
- Creates a safety environment. In addition to logs, many devices also help manage and measure driving metrics.
- Streamline operations, by providing visibility and connectivity to each vehicle and driver.
- Ease the administrative burden by automating some functions and recordkeeping.
- Reduce training time for new drivers/
- Reduce vehicle operating costs by managing variables that affect fuel economy and routing.
The new ELD rule would change the requirements on ELD providers, with stricter requirements that accommodate today’s technology.
The new ELD rule will require all drivers who must now complete a log book to begin using an ELD;
- In 4 years, if they are already using an AOBRD (device that meets the 1988 rule)
- In 2 years, if they are using paper logs or a non-compliant logging device
We recommend that fleet owners and decision makers start their process now. It will take time to find, purchase, and implement the right technology for your fleet. You have a choice; wait until the last minute and do the bare minimum, or use a technology that will help you reduce costs and maximize revenue opportunities.
Between now and September 30 I am giving away our special report, “How to Find, Install, and Use the Right Vehicle Technology for Your Fleet”. This is a $195 value for those who go to the bottom of our home page and sign up for our newsletter in the next 10 days.
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