Understanding Personal Conveyance and Yard Move
Recent updates to the ELD technology included the use of “Personal Conveyance” and “Yard Moves”. These driving statuses are manual, meaning truck drivers must manually choose when to start and stop, unlike automatic duty changes.
These statuses are logged differently, so it is very important to know how they will impact your drivers and ELD data. Continue reading to learn more.
A “Yard Move” is a manual driver event used to track in-yard driving time. Time is recorded against a driver’s “On-Duty” clock, but not “Driving Time”. If “Driving Time” is accidentally logged as “Yard Move”, then the log must be edited for correction.
In addition, to avoid or minimize routine administrative problems, carriers must come up with methods to train drivers on the use of “Yard Moves”, so that mistakes do not become routine.
There are no automatic thresholds for “Yard Moves”, but alert thresholds can be set to fit unique fleet requirements.
“Personal Conveyance”, on the other hand, is a manual driver event used to record personal driving time to and from the yard or terminal. Time is recorded on the driver’s “Off-Duty” clock. When in use, a driver comment is required and location data is limited to a 10-mile radius.
When a vehicle is turned off in “Personal Conveyance”, the driver will be asked if he or she would like to stay in that mode when the vehicle is started again. If the driver accidentally logs as “Personal Conveyance”, then the log must be edited to prevent any potential problems from arising.
Where to Go From Here
When it comes down to it, businesses need to ensure that there is strong communication between drivers and the back office once the ELD mandate has gone into effect, to negate any of the numerous problems that can occur.
That being said, contact UTECH if any problems come up for you or if you need additional help before December 18th. With our knowledge and expertise, we will ease your fears, so you can continue doing your job efficiently.
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