On December 16th, 2019, motor carriers and drivers who currently must record their hours-of-service (HOS) will be required to comply with the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, an ELD is a technology that automatically records a driver’s driving time and requirements for the hours-of-service records. ELD’s will provide more accurate hours-of-service documentation which will hold trucking companies to higher levels of accountability to help make the roads safer.
Last week on October 5th- 8th the American Trucking Association (ATA) held its 86th annual Management Conference & Exhibition. Over 2,700 leaders in the trucking industry convened at the San Diego Convention Center to discuss key issues impacting their industry. Some of major topics of discussion along with the ATA’s plan of action are listed below.
18 months after the United States began requiring Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) for all commercial trucks, Canada announced they will put this requirement into play beginning this week and with the full implementation in 2021.
We are coming up to the one year mark of the mandatory implementation of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in the trucking industry. While we cannot know for sure, just yet, if it has made an impact in trucking or not, we can take a look at what they have done to improve the safety on the road for truck drivers.