What to Know About the ELD Transition
As you are probably aware, the Electronic Logging Devices mandate will go into effect on December 17, 2017. With just a short time left for you to prepare, the real question it comes down to is:
Are you prepared?
Don’t worry if you aren’t. We have some information to help you out, as the FMCSA plans to implement the ELD mandate in such a way that “improves safety without impeding commerce.” Therefore, after receiving feedback from the public, the government agency came up with a plan to ensure a smooth and comfortable transition.
Agriculture Trucking Industry
First, the agency will issue a 90-day waiver to the agricultural industry, and more specifically, for those who transport livestock.
In addition to the agriculture exemptions that are unique to that industry, this special guidance protocol helps with the hours-of-service problems.
Guidance for ELD Questions
Second, the FMCSA will have a proper plan in place for Personal Conveyance and electronic logging devices. This is to ensure consistency amongst the trucking industry, and answer questions in regard to hours-of-service rules for other industries beyond agriculture.
Lastly, the FMCSA has also announced that violations received during December 18, 2017, and April 1, 2018, will not affect a trucking carrier’s Safety Measurement System scores.
Do You Have Further ELD Questions?
A formal publication of the FMCSA guidance plan will be laid out prior to the ELD implementation. However, if you still have unanswered questions, then do not fear. A public comment process will be opened up, or you could consider contacting UTECH today. 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, 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 as an automatic onboard recording device for your business. With the well-known and tested GPSTab platform, our edition will provide more functionality to fleets of all sizes, while keep drivers happy.