What An ELD Mandate Could Mean For You
Atlanta is honored to host a variety of great sports empires. The Atlanta Falcons made our city proud this year making it to the Super Bowl. The Braves are moving to a new stadium. The reasons to celebrate living in Atlanta are numerous. Changes are always happening in our city, and around the country. Often changes are seen as positive, but some come with skepticism and questions. One such change in the trucking industry is the ELD Mandate, which is to go in effect in December 2017.
The ELD (electronic logging device) rule is intended to help create a safer work environment for drivers by managing, tracking and sharing driving records. For carriers using AOBRDS (automatic onboard recording devices) before the rule compliance date, the rule will replace AOBRDs with ELDs over a four-year implementation period.
An ELD synchronizes with a vehicle engine to automatically record driving time, for easier, more accurate hours of service (HOS) recording.
The ELD rule impacts carrier and drivers who are subject to the rule must transition to ELDs no later than December 18, 2017. Carriers and drivers who use AOBRDS prior to the compliance date must transition ELDs no later than December 16, 2019.
Once the ELD mandate goes into effect it will require some changes to drivers all over the United States. Changes are hard and sometimes hard to understand. A few lawsuits are underway, challenging the mandate’s authority (challenging the violation of the driver’s privacy), but the outcome of these cases is unclear. At Bulldog Truck Sales, we can help you understand and navigate the new rules that will affect your driving career.Posted on behalf of Bulldog Truck Sales