Transitioning to Electronic Logging Devices – Part 1
The US Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service Supporting Documents final rule became effective as of February 16. 2016 with phased -in compliance deadlines start in December 2017.
Although dates for compliance seem generously long, freight and passenger carriers operating cross border that have not already voluntarily adopted “electronic logging devices” to record hours of service should use this time to understand the requirements, research and make purchasing decisions, and plan and implement new processes that only cover installation of the devices, but also include ongoing communication and training for drivers and other staff well before enforcement begins.
Earlier this month, the BC Trucking Association (BCTA) held Part 1 of a 2 series workshop with presentations by carriers, suppliers and a representative of the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to assist members in making the transition to ELDs.
Here are some useful articles about transitioning to ELDs:
BCTA Members with questions after reviewing these articles are welcome to contact:
- Greg Kolesniak, BCTA Director of Policy, firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-888-5319 (toll free 1-800-565-2282, ext 211)
- Lindsay Samson, Policy Analyst, email@example.com or 604-888-5319 (toll free 1-800-565-2282, ext 219)
Check back next week for Part 2 and more information on preparing drivers and staff for the transitions to ELDs and working with shippers.
Tia Chisholm, HUB International TRANSPORTATION
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Original article source: BCTA – Transitioning to Electronic Logging Devices, Part 1: Introduction