ELD white paper Part.2 docx

January 27, 2015  |  By  | 

©2015 Craig Safety, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither the publication nor any part thereof may be reproduced in any manner without written permission of Craig Safety, Inc. would go into effect in late 2017 or early 2018. With this mandate we continue to see a lot of push back, but as of January, 2015 that is the projection. The new rules estimate the annualized cost of compliance to be between $165 and $832 per truck. Since the actual writing of this paper which was in early 2014, I have seen that the cost for some systems could be much lower per month than was projected in 2014. This is a good thing for everyone, especially owner operators. The range of products has also grown and there should be something to meet everoe’s ee from la a smle to mltle a -ons that give information in many ways about the truck, the driver and even the roads and obstacles that could cause problems. The mandate addressed four points: 1. The requirement to use ELDs, 2. Protections against driver harassment 3. Hardware specifications for the devices and 4. The hours of service-related supporting documents drivers must continue to carry after the mandate. (these are all discussed in the Solutions section later in this paper) There are many concepts, products and discussions about HOS solutions and how to find a simple and accurate way to automatically capture and monitor them. The FMCSA has determined that the device must be accurate, reliable, unalterable by drivers, and as unobtrusive as possible. There are a lot of questions, such as:  How do we know they will be accurate?  Will everyone have to use them?  What makes an ELD legal?  Are they going to report everything to a Federal database?  How will I be able to make any money?  Great! Big Brother will be watching my truck? These are but a few of the issues that have been voiced. As you read through you will find the answers to these and other questions. The History of Terminology of Driver Log Let’s look at where we have come from in terms of Driver Logs :  RODS - 395.8 (a) Except for a private motor carrier of passengers (non-business), every motor carrier shall require every driver used by the motor carrier to record his/her duty status for each 24 hour period. These are the laws governing what is to be tracked.