Important updates for truck drivers

Fall 2018 has become a time of some serious changes in the mandate for interstate truck drivers.  The new invention that is called ELD – Electronic Logging Device is going to change the procedure of checking driver logs completely. Let’s say, the new era begins, the future has come and it’s time to forget about the way everything was happening in the past. The new law was enforced in October, 2018. It means that it will be mandatory for almost all trucks to have an electronic registration device (ELD) that is designed to create a safe and compatible working environment for drivers. It records and tracks driver data on the status of duty (ROD), and also tracks the hours of rest service for each driver. Technology leaders have created modern software that will be integrated with these devices to improve management efficiency. This system includes an e-log and a decision on the provision of compliance reports. It makes compliance with the ELD mandate and all relevant regulations possible, helps in managing the fleet, drivers and cargo through online reporting and management tools. The system logs and automatically checks all ELD data, including logs, IFTA. This reduces the time and cost associated with fleet management and compliance reporting.. The government was really worried about the fact that many drivers were not used to electronic logging devices. But the situation has to change because of electronic log mandate rule and, with the new law, drivers need to change their old ways to new ways. This change has to happen in the nearest time. It’s also very important for drivers to know, that FMCSA-compliant electronic logging device is required. What is FMSCA? It is the acronym, which stands for Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration  and this organization is responsible for monitoring and ensuring of compliance with regulations governing both safety (all carriers) and commerce (for-hire carriers).  Electronic logs, according to e log mandate update, are required as well and the mandate compliance is compulsory. With these updates, truckers have to stay tuned in all the recent changes, trucking regulations and new dot regulations. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration denied 10 electronic logging device exemption requests in December, 2018, and these denials are considering small trucking businesses. The reason of denial was explained and it has something to do with the difficulties in trying to identify and validate some drivers.

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