Hours of Service Compliance
Electronic, paperless drivers logs (also known as Record of Duty Status or RODS)
Originally known as Automatic Onboard Recording Devices (AOBRD), the 1988 rule known as 395.15 remains in effect today in the United States. The Canadian electronic logbook rule is known as Public Safety Code 9.
The US has mandated electronic logs, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published the final rule in the Federal Register. Existing AOBRD users have 4 years to get compliant with the new rule – December 16, 2019. Fleets without a compliant AOBRD system have 2 years to get compliant – December 16, 2017. Under this new rule, electronic logging devices are known as ELDs.
The Hours of Service rules differ in the US and Canada. In the US, rules differ in some states for carriers who operate solely within those states. In Canada, rules vary between the provinces. In both countries, various vocations and operations are allowed exemptions and exceptions. Common examples are oil and gas well servicing, water well drilling, livestock hauling, operating north of the 60th parallel, hauling explosives, pyrotechnicians, agriculture, construction, and transiting on a ferry.
LoadTrek handles these differing rules so you don’t have to think about it. When rules change, no software updates or firmware downloads are needed. Our simple HOS Profile dialog box allows instant changes by simply checking options and changing values.
Roadside enforcement officials can view the logs allowed (7 days in the US, 14 days in Canada) on the in cab device. Officers can also view logs on the internet, if given credentials by the driver.
Drivers can view logs in their cabs on their LoadTrek touch screens. Drivers can view logs, routes, and maps on Timeclock. Every LoadTrek driver has their own personal web page for view logs at any time on any device.