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Elogbooks – The Ultimate Trouble Shooters For Fleet Operators

Posted By : Admin 3/30/2019 10:44:46 AM   |  Electronics

It is necessary for all trucking companies to maintain a high safety score to help secure the working environment for the drivers of the CMVs (Commercial Motor Vehicles). This end is served by elogbook because it alerts both drivers and the fleet operators when the drivers are nearing the 11- hour service limit. This system has noticeably reduced road accidents caused due to fatigue and over working of the long haul drivers. The ELDs facilitate rapid and simplified data updating that can be easily operated by the drivers with limited knowledge about GPS tracking.


The electronic log book also saves the drivers’ time and effort that was formerly spent in filling out paper logs. Further the paper logs could easily be tampered with while the real-time, up-to-date information provided by the Elog can never be lost or replaced.


It is wise to have an elog book onboard the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) because an ELD automatically records the date, time, location information and vehicle mileage, identification information of the driver and the authenticated user at a fixed interval of 60 minutes.Even a smartphone or any other wireless device may be used as an ELD as long as the said device meets the technical specifications set down by FMCSA.


It is mandatory for a motor carrier to keep both the ELD Records of hours of service data and a back-up copy of that data on a separate device for a period of six months. The CMV carrier must ensure that these records are stored securely to protect driver privacy.


A good quality ELD must be integrally synchronized with the engine of the CMV hence automatically capturing the engine power status, vehicle motion status, distance covered and mileage of the vehicle, simultaneously switching to driving mode once the vehicle starts moving up to a pre-determined speed threshold of five miles per hour. It must also convert captured vehicle position in latitude/longitude coordinates into geo-location information that indicates the approximate distance and direction to an identifiable location.

Faster roadside inspections and a substantial reduction in the general downtime and idle time of the vehicle is guaranteed by the modern day Elogs.

Elog books are capable of recording information in a uniform pattern that can be turned into the law for compliance purposes in a number of approved ways. Elogs help in compiling and submitting audit reports online. Thus ensuring the audit procedures are passed in a secure manner.

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Trucking Business Reach Beyond the Horizons with Truck Log Book

Posted By : Admin 3/19/2019 11:23:46 AM   |  Electronics

The ELD or truck log book is chiefly used to keep an efficient and accurate track of the Hours of Service of the running commercial motor vehicle and the driver. Intentional or unintentional breach of HOS is rampant in the trucking industry. Various major accidents have been caused due to overworking of truck drivers. It allows proficient truck drivers and business engine transporters to effortlessly track hours of service hence ensuring an effective elimination of HOS breach.


The otherpurposes of ELDs or Electronic Logging Devices are to record the motor engine data and keep a continuous track of a commercial motor vehicle when it is being driven or is on Not Drivingor On-Duty mode.


As opposed to the widespread idea that ELD is mandatory only for the large truck drivers it is obligatory for every commercial driver with some exceptions. All drivers that are presently required to maintain a complete driver log book for more than 8 days in a 30-day schedule are required to have an ELD. The exceptions are for the drivers who drive car models manufactured before the year 2000. Also, if the vehicle that is driven on the road is considered a commodity itself, then it is counted as an exception.


The ELD device or the logbook app does not only track the HOS of the driver and the engine but also provides all-round protection to the vehicle and the consignment transported.The color-coded warning flags let one know the basic status of the vehicle engine at any time thus avoiding delays, equipment failures, cancellations, lost revenue and cumbersome repair costs.


ELDs automatically connect to the commercial vehicle’s engine to track if the vehicle is turned on. Electronic logbook is accessed via the internet hence there is no need to purchase, assemble or keep up an IT foundation.


The device assists fleet operators with the vivid data of acceleration and mileage, the area covered, utilization of fuel etc., thereby, providing them with knowledge and profit information on the go. It helps the owner of a companykeep track of the running vehicles and check the drivers from fraudulent practices and misusing the companyresources. ELDs even present information in a uniform pattern which can be turned into the law for compliance purposes in several approved ways. These devices are effectively accessible from anywhere at any time besides being affordable the service providers also offer quality log book auditing or GPS tracking assistance as per the requirements of the fleet operators.


Hope the data proves helpful to the prospective ELD users in making a prudent choice!

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