Electronic, paperless drivers logs (also known as Record of Duty Status or RODS) have been allowed in the United States since 1988 and Canada since 1998. The people at LoadTrek and JBA have been involved with electronic drivers logs since the beginning.
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.
LoadTrek meets the existing AOBRD rule and the new ELD rule. The system is updated and responds to rules changes with simple software updates.
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.
Drivers log in and out of every vehicle they operate, and their “Follow Me Logs” are wirelessly pulled in every time they switch equipment. When drivers are working in a shop, LoadTrek Timeclock allows them to log in and out on any PC connected to the internet. For oilfield and other remote workers, they can log in as “Crew” on a bus or pickup enroute to and from location. Drivers can log Personal Conveyance time if allowed by your company.
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.