Elogbooks – The Ultimate Trouble Shooters For Fleet Operators

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


ELD Mandate

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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