More States are Mandating ELDs for Intrastate Drivers
Are you prepared for December 18, 2017?
It’s the date for the Electronic Logging Device mandate to go into effect, which impacts millions of truck drivers within the United States. That’s not all, however.
Some states are starting to individually mandate electronic logging devices for intrastate drivers as well, adding additional regulations to keep track of and understand. To help you out, read on to learn what this means for transportation drivers and how it will affect everyone.
Who is Considered an Intrastate Driver?
The Intrastate Driver classification applies to you when you drive your commercial motor vehicle within a specific state.
Which States are Already Mandating?
Texas was the first, when it announced an ELD requirement for all commercial drivers within state lines to have the devices in use by December 19, 2019.The only drivers exempt are trucks carrying agricultural goods during harvest season, as long as they stay within a 150-air-mile radius.
Florida came next, when state officials also required intrastate drivers to run ELDs by December 31, 2018. The only difference is that the only intrastate drivers that are exempt are drivers transporting placardable amounts of hazardous materials.
Those states are just the tip of the iceberg, however. Expect most other states to introduce their own ELD regulations within the next few years or so, similar to Texas and Florida.
So What Does This Mean for You?
If you are a driver in either Texas or Florida, you will have to have a mandated ELD system in place by your state’s compliance deadline.
If you manage a fleet of drivers, now would be the time to prepare yourself for the impending ELD compliance date or to follow state regulations.
If you are based outside of these states and have to drive through one of them, the ELD you’re using for Interstate will suffice.
Time for Preparation
Though it’s hard to know when exactly, most transportation experts expect all states to adopt similar regulations in the near future. However, with the ELD compliance date so near, now is the time for you to contact UTECH. With our knowledge and expertise, we will ease your fears, so you can continue doing your job efficiently.
We are leading specialists in the trucking industry, here to help ensure safety for everyone on the roads. Our ELD has gone through a rigorous certification process, and we guarantee that it will make a great choice for your business, in addition to our AOBRD (automatic onboard recording device). With the well-known and tested GPSTab platform, our editions will provide more functionality to fleets of all sizes, while keeping drivers happy.