As of Dec. 17, most motor carriers are required by federal law to use electronic logging devices, or ELDs, to track truck driver hours of service. Whether you’ve waited until the last minute to flip the switch or you’re already running ELDs, here are some things you need to keep in mind to avoid citations, bad CSA scores, or unsatisfactory safety ratings.
Telematics: From Research to Implementation
Three small fleet operators with diverse fleets discuss their needs for a telematics system, how they chose the right provider, and their process for implementation. Trio Forest Products needed to upgrade its legacy GPS track-and-trace system with new technology. Later, when ELD regulations were put in place, the Mesa, Arizona-based wholesale lumber supplier took advantage of the telematics provider’s ELD solution. The ELD tablet is visible next to the driver.