The ELD Mandate represents a big change in transportation regulations – and it’s coming soon. If you haven’t implemented electronic driver logs yet, you’ll want to explore the range of fleet efficiency benefits the various ELD manufacturers offer, so you can make a wise purchasing decision.
Wait—fleet efficiency? Yes.
While many fleet managers and truck drivers understand the value of accurate Hours of Service logging, many don’t realize that their e-logs may come with a range of benefits that go far beyond HOS compliance.
Improvements in fleet efficiency are a big one.
Slash wasteful back office paper management
Antiquated paper driver logs are prone to mistakes, which leads to unnecessary time spent by back office personnel to edit, adjust, and correct those logbooks.
E-logs, on the other hand, automate the accurate capture of HOS data, allowing operations to focus their time on constructive and revenue-generating tasks.
Less paperwork, means greater fleet efficiency
Fleets that already use e-logs report gaining 15 minutes of additional driving time per day—an impressive addition to the bottom line.
Additionally, electronic driver logs are easy to use, which reduces the time required in new commercial driver training.
Reduce form and manner errors, avoid HOS fines
When using e-logs, truck drivers will more efficiently record their Hours of Service.
Not only do e-logs eliminate the guesswork inherent with the manual entry of paper driver logs, they can also help remind drivers of mandated requirements (e.g. maximum drive time, mandatory 30-minute rest breaks). Miss those and you could be looking at some hefty HOS violations fines.
Gone is the frustration that comes with a lost or forgotten logbook, or the worry of maintaining an error-free log.
E-logs: Another rock solid tool in your fleet efficiency toolbox
Given all the other things vying for a truck driver’s attention, the simplification of electronic HOS logging enables drivers to be more focused on their jobs and safe driving.
Though the e-log rule states it won’t be mandatory to implement them until 2017, fleets can greatly benefit by being an early adopter.
As a strategic investment in the future success of your business, e-logs can take your fleet beyond compliance and on the road to cost reductions, time savings, and fleet efficiency improvements.