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The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Law
By Staff Writer - Evergreen Content
Publishing - April 13, 2018
The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) law that went into effect April 1, 2018 is supposed to create a better and safer environment for carriers, the devise is in synch with truck's engine which records driving time. The regulation also limits driving to a maximum of 11 hours a day on a 14-hour workday, and requires drivers to be off duty for 10 hours consecutively.
Although the rule has support from the industry and the benefits including reduction in crashes and fewer mistakes in logbooks, there are many truckers that are not on board, concerns are that the new regulation may take away flexibility when there are delays on deliveries that are beyond their control such as traffic.
Like everything else, it will take time for the industry to adjust but in the long run it should become evident that the law offers a safer environment for truckers and the industry with a more efficient process to track, manage and share records of duty status (RODS) data.
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