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How Electronic Logging Devices Are Changing The Trucking Industry

Electronic logging devices (ELDs) are game changers in the trucking industry. ELDS offer a solution to monitor a driver’s Hours of Service (HOS) while on the road. In addition to logging a drivers hours, they have several other capabilities as well. Here are some ways ELD’s can benefit truck drivers and the trucking industry as a whole.

Go Paperless

In this digital age, many companies are striving to go paperless with their processes. Many drivers want to get rid of the burdensome paper logs and switch over to only using mobile devices. A drivers hours of service are all contained in the device they are using, and they can easily show it to their supervisor whenever they need to.

Roadside Assistance

All experienced truck drivers know how much of a pain it can be when their vehicle breaks down on the side of the road. Luckily, with the implementation of ELDs, a dispatcher can quickly find a truck’s location to help a driver with anything they may need.

Safety

Safety should always be the top priority when it comes to vehicle transportation. In an effort to enhance safety, ELD’s have several capabilities when it comes to tracking poor driving performance. A device can detect if a driver is frequently speeding or continually braking too hard. With this information, carriers can take precautionary measures if they discover one of their drivers is not following good driving practices. This should hopefully reduce the chances of accidents and other potential problems while out on the road.

Driving History

Many truck drivers love ELDs based on the fact that it documents their job performance. If they are a safe and responsible driver, they can take their driving history and show it at when they interview for a job. An ELD can demonstrate that a driver is always committed to always upholding safe driving practices.

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