US Fleet Tracking Announces 1 Year Until ELD Compliance Is Federally Mandatory And GPS Tracking Can Help

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US Fleet Tracking explains how by the end of 2017 the trucking industry will need electronic logging devices to be in compliance with the federal law.

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This decision made by the U.S. Department of Transportation was, reportedly, done so in an effort to reduce industry paperwork, increase efficiency for the companies, and make the roadways safer.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation for over 70 years on duty truckers have been required to log their work time. Of course, in the past this documentation has been done via the pencil and paper method. Today, the idea of utilizing solely a paper trail for anything seems unfathomable. Technology has made so many leaps and bounds that it is now becoming part of a federal mandate for electronic logging devices (ELDs) to be utilized. By the end of 2017 all commercial truck and bus industries will need to have something in place capable of recording automated data or face penalties. Luckily, GPS tracking provides this benefit and so much more.

The ELD system chosen for being compliant with the law must include provisions to help prevent data tampering and harassment of drivers. ELDs such as GPS tracking are able to do more than just log hours and it isn’t a way to be bothersome to drivers, but instead a way to help drivers. GPS tracking makes it possible to monitor vehicle maintenance, movement, miles driven, location information, gas usage, weather updates, traffic conditions, and more. With alert and report settings management and drivers can have vital information in a matter of minutes.

A lot of fleets are slow to make changes and others may think that one year from now is plenty of time to worry about making a decision later, however; fleets do need to be proactive to make certain that their drivers and trucks are properly equipped. This decision made by the U.S. Department of Transportation was, reportedly, done so in an effort to reduce industry paperwork, increase efficiency for the companies, and make the roadways safer.

If a company is in need of help deciding which GPS tracking units are right for them, US Fleet Tracking’s sales support is available to answer any questions.

To see US Fleet Tracking’s GPS tracking selection, please click here.

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