eTRAC - Electronic Logging Devices
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced a proposal to require the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in an effort to improve compliance with the safety rules that govern the number of hours a driver can work.
This proposal becoming a Final Rule is imminent. In fact, a representative from the US DOT has informed us that it will likely be November 30, 2015.
True Track, LLC has been working diligently to help its customers comply with this mandate. We have just formed a partnership and will be able to use our GPS tracking device to integrate with the Electronic Logging solution.
This solution is very user-friendly. It has incorporated every rule set for every industry sector in transportation. It even has every state-specific variance of every rule set, as well as every industry sector exception (i.e., Hazmat in California).
How Do I Know If This Affects Me?
The rule of thumb is: If you are currently responsible for producing paper logs and fall under the governing hours of service regulations, you will also be required to be able to produce eLogs when the DOT starts enforcing the new mandates. If you are using RODs, are required to use ELDs.
Another Mandate - How Much Will THIS Cost Me?
Our mission at True Track, LLC is to provide our customers with necessary, valuable solutions at a fraction of the cost of other providers. We are thrilled that we were able to partner with a company who will help us keep the cost to a minimum. This solution will cost $42 per driver, which includes all the features of traditional GPS tracking/telematics.
Are There Additional Benefits?
The ELD solution we are offering has additional benefits, including:
- Employee Management
- Employee Status
- Generate and transmit reports electronically
- Time Management
- Emergency Alert
- Accident Reporting Module
- Daily Inspections