"Truckers have had December 18, 2017, circled on their calendars ever since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced its final rule for electronic logging devices, or ELDs, nearly two years ago.
An ELD works with a truck's engine to automatically record when the vehicle is in motion. By December 18, all carriers and drivers who are legally required to record their duty status were required to transition from paper logs to ELDs if they haven't adopted something similar called an automatic on-board recording device (AOBRD).
Most large fleets did so long ago and say ELDs reduce paperwork and errors, and also limit the temptation to pressure drivers into working more hours than the law allows. But ELD adoption rates are far lower among smaller carriers, which account for 97% of the 3 million federally regulated commercial vehicles on the road."
Read more here: Trucking Trends: Real Impact of ELD-Day Still to Come – Mark Montague, Cargo Business News
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