As of December 2017, Electronic Driver Logs (EDL) became a mandate for the industry. The new federal regulations limit the number of hours a driver can be on the road. Electronic Driver Logs track a driver’s location, duty status, and hours drove. The mandate affected more than three million drivers.
Electronic Driver Logs help maintain a safer work environment for drivers. They track, manage, and share records of duty status. There are many requirements and benefits for Electronic Driver Logs.
- Easy record keeping
- Fewer mistakes
- Provides information to manage fatigue and schedule issues better
- Records location
- Tracks duty status
- Improves productivity and enhances compliance
- Less paperwork
- Must conform to technical specifications
- Must be certified as compliant by the provider
- Registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Electronic Driver Logs provide a safer environment for everyone on the road. In the past, drivers could manipulate paper logs to drive more than safety regulations allowed. This caused drivers to work longer hours, which increased their driving risk. Electronic Driver Log’s goal is to provide accuracy and safety for drivers.
Lawrence Freight implemented Electronic Driver Logs with the mandate. We strive to provide a safe and productive work environment. We want drivers to be happy and be able to return home on weekends to their families. Lawrence Freight knows EDLs provide the safest working conditions for drivers. To find out more about driving for Lawrence Freight, visit our website.