The Importance Of Electronic Logging Device
Updated: May 1, 2020
The trucking industry has been going through an upheaval since the implementation in December of the electronic-logging-device mandate.
The Tachograph / ELD mandate limits how much truck drivers can drive and when: They cannot drive for more than 11 hours during a 14-hour period.
The electronic-logging-device (ELD) / Tachograph mandate was designed to keep truck drivers and others on the road safe. Since December, truck drivers have been required to keep a tachograph in their cabins to ensure they follow a law that limits them to 11 hours of driving in a 14-hour window.
That time limitation is a problem when drivers have to spend precious hours held up at shipping docks. Per the industry standard, drivers are expected to wait up to two hours — unpaid — at shippers to be loaded or unloaded. And a DAT Solutions survey of 257 drivers found that almost 63% wait at least three hours every time they’re at a shipping dock.
Tachographs might help solve another big problem that truck drivers highlight: being detained for hours without pay at shipping docks.
The PIMM™ HOS offers and provides Drivers with a friendly user experience that dynamically creates the drivers’ HOS and RODS records to be compliant with current guidelines. The system automates every aspect of the drivers’ daily routine from punch-in, login, engine starts, driving, breaks, deliveries, restarts, bid days, sleepers, layovers, etc.
We automate the driver’s status for on-duty and driving and offer a simple UI so the driver always knows his/her status. Fleet operators/owners will also be provided real-time access to data to ensure HOS compliance and improve their driver safety and efficiency.
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