E-Log Mandate on Schedule for September

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E-Log Mandate on Schedule for September

The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate is forecast to meet the Sept. 30 deadline. This is the final version and it will not have a public comment period. The regulations within the rule will likely take effect in late 2017. What does that mean and who is affected? It means that all vehicles engaged in commercial transportation with a GVW of 10,001 lbs. or more are obligated to record vehicle movement, GPS positioning and a driver’s hours-of-service. It must also have the ability to upload, print and maintain back-office support. Additionally, a supply of blank paper logs must also be on board the vehicle in case there is an ELD failure. Whether your fleet is one vehicle or one thousand vehicles, the rules will apply. If your company or vehicle is not so equipped currently, it is time to do some very in-depth research on what type of ELDs best suit your fleet. As an industry we are now inundated daily with emails, and phone calls from suppliers coming to the market. When you choose, make sure that you will be compliant with the implementation date and have future support on updates for the ongoing changes in hours-of-service and required technology. By Vincent J. Dinino Jr., CDS, Emerson Express Co., Inc.

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