Although it may seem like a lengthy and costly undertaking, the ELD Mandate is not a reinvention, but instead the last in a series of many previous rule-making events. Complying with the ELD Mandate has many benefits in the long run.
The FMCSA estimates that an ELD can save a truck driver 19 hours each year by not having to manually fill out a Record of Duty Status (RODS). It also reduces the need to keep messy paper logs.
Better planning capability
Fleet managers and/or dispatchers are kept in the loop at all times about a driver’s status, allowing them to plan better.
Lowered crash rates
It has been proven that drivers using e-logs have significantly lower crash rates and preventable crash rates that those not using e-logs.
Compliance made easy
By complying with the ELD Mandate, drivers and business have the opportunity to take advantage of other electronic compliance solutions such as IFTA.