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The ELD Mandate and Professional Truck Driver

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on Nov 28, 2017 10:30:00 AM
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TransLand_Truck_Interior_10_28_14_1.jpgIn a few short weeks, all professional truck driver will be required to use electronic logs versus the old school paper logs. What does the ELD mandate mean to the professional truck driver?

TransLand has used ELDs since 2009

ELD Mandate History
Below is some history of the ruling according to

"In 2012, the United States Congress enacted the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” bill, or, more commonly referred to as MAP-21. That bill, which also outlined the criteria for highway funding, included a provision requiring the FMCSA to develop a rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs).
In its simplest form, an electronic logging device — or ELD — is used to electronically record a driver’s Record of Duty Status (RODS), which replaces the paper logbook some drivers currently use to record their compliance with Hours of Service (HOS) requirements."

Here are 5 reasons why the ELD Mandate is beneficial to professional truck drivers.

  1. An ELD = more miles = more money
  2. Up to date technology makes inpections easier
  3. Truck drivers will get warnings when time is running out
  4. Experience helps round out truck drivers
  5. Communcation is easier

Read more details on why ELDs benefit truck drivers here.

Are you ready for the ELD mandate? Is your current company using electronic logging devices? If you’re ready to join TransLand, an ELD-compliant company, apply today.

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